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January, 1894,--- January, 1895. 





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Abenaqiiis Indians 147 

Androscoggin River, Relating to the Uppermost Falls 239 

Bailey. Capt. John of Woolwich, 1775 212 

Bangor Notes 1 , 71, 163 

Bangor House in London 143 

Bangor City Hall 165 

Bath, An Early Law Suit.... 133, 241 

Bath, History of, A Book Notice 157 

Bell, Hon. John J. of Carmel and New Hampshire 41 

Berry, Capt. George, His Muster Roll at Fort Pownal, 1759 33 

Bernard. John, of Bath, 1785, Knight 162 

Blue Hill Petitioners, 1785, 1790 81 

Blue Hili. Valuation, 1790 108 

Brewe r Marriages , 1812-23 39, 92 

Brown, David, of Millbridge 207 

Brown. Hon. Stephen P. of Dover 228 

Bucksport Dends. 1774-73 131 

Burlington, Maine, Notes 199 

Carpenter. Col. Joshua of Dover and Howland . 206 

Carver, James It., of Yinal Haven S2 

Costig;in, Lawrence, of North Milford •• 227 

Gushing. Gen. Charles of P-'Wnalborough, His Letter, 1779 33 

Davee, Hon. Thomas of Dover 90 

Dover Notes 176, 208, 218 

Eastport Notes 230, 241 

Eddington Families 54 

Enfield, Treat's Grant 

Fisheries on the coast of Maine 210 

Foxcroft Notes 31 

Foster, Col. Benjamin of Machias * 32 

Fox Island Deeds, 1771 229 

Gardner, Ebenezer, of Machiasport 87 

Goldthwait, Col. Thomas, Transactions at Fort Pownal 23 

Grave Stones in E^arly Times 201 

Grave Stone Inscriptions 38, 100, 219 

Gulch Claim at Bath, 1660 186 

Harvard College Lottery, 1811 132 

Hancock County Slate Tax, 1793 181 

Intemperance as a Factor in Crime in Maine 240 

Intemperance, Suppression of in Maine, Seventy-five Years 232 

Jellison Families , 89 

Joy Families , 88 

Lowell Quota in Civil War 98 

Lee Quota in Civil War , 159 

Lubec Notes 230, 241 

Machias Marriages 35, 74 

Machias Deeds 102 

• 0° 

- ■ 



190 1 





Adams, 21,39,44,75, 

i39. 19S 


45. 1 7 6 < 2L 7 



?, 82,93, 132 


100, 146 


140, 1 S3 


45, IO °. J 99 









Bridges, 141, 

15S, 220, 222, 230 


M9. J 75 




39. 130. 139 




11,65, in 3, 

230, 241 






36, 142, 102 


B riant, 





75> Sjj 

i55. 219 





102, 16S, 191 



Brown, 33, 36, 3 

7,3S, 40, 166, 170, 




43. 133, 

14a, 221 








33. 35. *4 ! 









143, 199, 227 


75. 104 


10, S3 












40, 220 


173, 223 










33. H° 


153, 173 


101, 223 


56, 100 




35. '34 








153, 219 




35. 33 

, 65, 222 


39. 5 6 > 57 



34. Hi 




4 o 




46, 213 




I40, 223 


5°. *39 





139, 197,217 



! Burr, 

2 3°. 231 


36, 2 3° 









' Burk, 



65, 74, 142 























64, 206 





Carter, 33, 42, 

JOS, 158, 321, 230 


40, So, 137 


87, 101 




43. 84, 146 







, S3, 145, 176 


57. M4 






57. 9 1 








43. 75. io 9. *35 





105, 174 


207, 222 


144, 150 

^ Bennet, 

44. H* 




82, 113 


174, 1S9 


101, 135, 137, 139 






82, 140, 171 




4*. 3 3o 



Day, 36, 38, 65, 

109, 136, 220 




37. 43. 130 




2S, 103, 

157. 102 



Davis, 33, 44, 

57, 93. 

143, 146, 151 






85, 90, 176 


3i> 35, 74. S7 

, 191 222 


43. 135 








44. Hi 


45. 221 


93, 209, 213 


12,65, 2 3i 



Chambers, — , t 





43. 167. 

207, 230 






2 5> 

15S, 193 


93. I2 4 




141, 143 

Chadbou; ne, 




B Ian chard, 




Denho or Dinsmore 

223, 231 










101, 196 








75. US 


33. 176 


117. i^s 




158, 170 

Clark, 34, 36, 

43. 45. °4. 74. 79. 


142, 143, 1S7 



140, 143, . 

'■30, 231 


99, "3. '53 






39. 143 


3, 7»i 

'74. '97 

Clew ley, 

166, 171, 1S9 



177. 232, 230 

Booth by, 







136, 230 








14, 40, 102, 139 






39. 79. »4 2 > ^7 







15S, 221 


2 3* 











Brad lay, 

i 7 3 


131, 167, 193 



Contents, in 


Machias One Hundred Years Ago 153 

Maine State Grange 34 

Maine Land Grants, 1785-18-20 48, 72 

Maine, Incorporation of Towns, 1646-1820 133, 214 

Marriages, Lincoln County Records, 1759-77 135 

Massachusetts Law in the .Nineteenth Century 239 

Milford, Inscriptions 84 

Millbridge Notes , with Plans 223 

Mount Desert, Journal Through it, 1768 12 


Moody, Samuel Jr., of Brunswick 180 

Moore, Abraham, of Abbot 85 

McGlathery, Robert, of Bristol and Camden 145 

Nickels, Alexander, of Bristol 197 

Old Town Tillage Notes 149 

Page, David and Family, of Fryeburg 215 

Penobscot River, Old Indian Purchase 175 

Plymouth Patent 183 

Pejepscot Patent .- 185 

Prospect Ma rriages, 1789-1800 166, 174, 189 

ProspectTown Records, 1818-43, Extracts 202 

Presidential Election, First in Massachusetts and Maine... 229 

Payson, Doctor James, of Union River 22 

Penobscot County Estates 56 

Penobscot County, Resolve for Payment of Troops for the War of 1812 213 

Penobscot River Land Grants 46 

Penobscot Expedition, 1779 204 

Perbam, Jud^e David, of Bangor 47 

Perry, First Meeting House in , 40 

Plymouth Patent < 183 

Pownalborough Marriages, 1787-1794 43 

Rebels in Nova Scotia, Revolutionary War 61 

Shaw Families of Maine and Massachusetts 211 

Smith, Manasseh, of Wi>casset, and Family 178 

Trenton Roads and Records 177, 181 

Wheelwright, Rev. John, of Wells, and Family 17, 76, 182 

Whiting, Maine 242 

Wiscasset Claim 185 



Drisko, 36, 9Q 




176, 177 

-Drummond, 137, iSS 


I3S. »4« 


116, 130, 137 

Dudley, 44, 46, 57, 74 





Durney, 231 


43. 45. 2 i l 


140, 22S 

@ — Dutton, 71 



Howard, 37, 84 

, S5, 149, 179 

Duggan, 55 





Dunton, 135, 141 

God Irey, 

207, 219 



Durell, 94 


141, 170, 175, 191 


37. x 78 

Dwdly, 166, 1951 




D wight, 149 

Gray, 33, 

34. i35» »3S. m» 158. 



Dye?, 33. 37. 94» *35. H . 2 °7» 22 3 




Eames, 140, 141 


34, 100, 1S0, 1S2 



Eaton, 15S, 199, 221 


136, 176 



Eastman, 141 


101, 139 



Earle, 65 


39. H 1 

Ingalls, . x 


Eckley, 65 

Green leaf, 



Eddy, 63, 64 




Edes, 200 


99, 15S, 220 


39, 44. 138 

Eldredge, 39 


26, 166, 1S9 

Jameson, 33, 47, 

139, 140, 175 

Elliot, 38 





Ellis, 166, 196 


137. '39. J 4- 

Jeilison, 89, 138, 

141, 142, 221 

Emery, 57, 206 


140, 167 



Emerson, 33, 44 





Erskine, 44 



Johnson, 116, 138, 

139. x 77> 230 

Eustis, 236 



Jones, §7, 

102, 135, 155 

Evings, 142 


3$, 34, 137. 139. 230 


33, 221 

Ewell, 196 




82, 232 

Fales, 140 





Farnham, 1S8 


56, 57. r 7 6 > 2 S° 



Farnsworth, 37, 43, 106 





Farnum, 120 




133, I4O 

Favor, 176 


37. 3S 



Fairfield, 142 




37. 141 

Faulkner, 11S 


35. l6 $ 



Fenno, 220, 230 





Fellows, 222 





Fields, 173 


i3S» ! SS. l66 


96. 13S 

Fitts, 142 





Fisher, 219 





Flagg, 231 


46, 54, 140 



Fletcher, 1S9 


39. 44. 50. 60 



Floyd, 100, 117, 122 


46,57. 17° 



Fly, 158 





Foot, 135, 142 





Foxcroft, 26 





Forbes, 57 





Fogerty, 140 




135. 142 

F°^g» 37 



Lancaster, 102, 170, 

173, 191, 193 

Foster, 31, 33, 35, 37, 43, 94, 141, 





J 53» 226 




136, 138 

Fountain, 36, 230 




33. 34. 3S 

Foss, 37, 3S 

Heal, ' 




Fowler, 94, 174 




100, 167 

Freeman, 33, 222 





French, 26 




40, 221, 226 

Frost, 33, 40 





Freeze, 46 


165, 321 


1 01 

Freethy, 158, 220 


99, 15S, 220 



Friend, 112, 119, 130 


J 39 



Fnzell, 43 




40, 216, 230 

Fry, 122 


56, 173 


J 39 

Fulker, 190 


36» 3S. 45. 87, 95. 220 

Libby, 33. 3 6 » 39 

, 46, 106, 155 

Gamble, 140 





Gardiner, 184 





3 Gardner, 37, 38, 87, 155, 189, 2ig 


43. '37. !o6 



Gage, 120 





Gay, 141 


101, 220 



Gatchell, 136, 142 


"7. '35 



Getchell, 36, 87, 105, 220 





Gerry, 55 

Hodicl<i I1s > 

137. 142 



Gibson, 115, 121 


44, '35 



Gilmore, 37, 135 


36, 45, 146, 220 



Gilman, 39, $4 





Gilpatrick, 79, 169, 177 


45. 13S 

Lowell, . 131, 

142, 158, 167 

Gilchrist, 140 


43»84» "7. *95 



Glass, 222 




34. 136 

Good, 34 


56, HI 



Gooch, 105 


150, 164 



Goddard, 45, 231 


Goodwin, 44, 102, 141 





Gondy, 13S, 230 





















O '~ McGathery, 
C Moody, 

' Nichols, 

Nickels, 101 


S Orcutt, 

O Pa fc 

" PaTmer, 
Parker, 3 

Partndg- e, 

Parsons » 



Patter* on, 




40, 220 


5S, 59, 102 

i4a, 149 



193, 202 





'45. *&3 


34. 43» '37. '75 




36, 37, 220 


33. 37' '35» 143, iog 
37.3?. 71, 19S, 199 

33. KM 

1 40 

135. 141 


40, 44,85, S9, 176 


, I40 

105, ISO, 207 


o 33 
35t 100 

, 172, 174, 1S9, 196, 

A 37 

6, 7,44 
37, 101, 1S6 

4°. 230 
45. °9 





2S» 191 

46, 136, 139, 1S7 




"5t 130 



- % * *5. »57. 175 

38.40, 145. '55. 219 


36,44, 112, 130, 137, 

139. 194 

136. I57 

137. 138 
33, 169, I95 


Peaslee, 199 

Peck, 163 

Pell, 139 

Pendleton, 26, 100, 140, 171, 172, 



43. '99 


44.57.65,97. 221 
142, 169, 231 






113, 130 




, l $Z 


45. '35 

Perham, — - 

39, 46, 20b 





Small, 34, 


2lS, 226 




2, ICO 


46, 1S0, 229 

Smith, 37,39,74.86,98 

99. 141, 



144, 17S, 193, 2 



37. 3S. 193 

Snow, 56, 59, 


I5S, 169 






24. '39. 17 » 








45. 59. *3 S 














85. 2C9 




34. M2 




43. ! 40 


1S9, 192, 200, 221 








46, 142 




14, 141 




43, 220 





Staples, 16S, 1S9, 


193, 194 






135. H3 


34, '9° 


38, 44 




9 1 








36, 119, 194, 196 





Stephens or Stevens 

. 3" 

", 45, 57> 



72, 100, 177 

Read and Reed, 34, 40, 44, 46, 



169, 170 

84, 97, 

[42, 157 








39. 43. 45 




3 6 » '99 




3 6 » 231 


40, 221 









Ring, . 

57. 136, I39J 

Slrout, 33, 


2C7, 226 










46, 15S 






135. 221 


190, 10S 


25, 171 









199, 217 




101, 171 







Thompson, 74 


143. 219 






36, 38, 191, 219 


13. l6 7 


97, 226 








I03, 136, 142 








141, I46 


'39. '43 


34. 79. 226 







158, 222 













2c8, 327 


136, 139 









Treat, 166, 169, 


'75. '89 


36. 3S. 75. 87. 178 








35. io 4 


40, 220 









100, 177, 209 


l6 2 






56, 100, 311 






55. '74 














Walker, \ 



Ward well, 










15S, 320 

HU '53 


70, Q9» 135. ! 59, l6 S 


15s, 221 


36, 37, 100 

no Wehster, 

White,— O 




iS 5 


45. 95, 

137, 207, 224 
43. 5 6 > >35 
59. 75' 20S 
37. 1 20 I 
i3S, 167, 1S6 I 
140 I 

57 ' 
17, 76, 1S2 

75. 13$ 

J 37 
120, 139, 171 

99. ! 99 

^ 57 ! 

99, no, 121 
2, 43. 103 I 

Wilson, 36, 


Wood, 43, S2, 


Young, 39, 45, S9, 
10S, 172, 173 


141, 142 


136, 150 
101, 142, 143 

116, 130, 221 

135. 210 

i5> 142 




$4. 137 


13 6 > '39. l W- 



Vol. IX. Bangor, Me., Jan., Feb., Mar., 1894. Nos. 1, 2, 3. 




The manuscript was found among the papers of Gov. Williamson by 
his nephew, Joseph Williamson, Esquire, of Belfast, and by him sent to 
Dawson's New York Historical Magazine. From the copious notes 
attached to the papers, it is supposed that Gov. Williamson did not 
intend printing these annals without correction. His notes are added. 
Some corrections and additions by the editor may be found. 

1769. — All statements and traditional reports agree in this, that the 
first habitancy attempted in Bangor was in the summer or autumn of 
the year 1769. About that time, Jacob Buzzell* lived in a log 
bouse, on the declivity, less than half a mile above Kenduskeag- 
point, perhaps two hundred paces southerly of Newbury street, and 
one hundred and thirty paces from the banks of the Penobscot river, 
not far from a spring, where he lived two years or more. But Mrs, 
Howard,! the wife of Thomas Howard, thinks that Jacob's first house 
was farther north and east, being not very far from the corner of the 

* So Capt. Mansell says: also Airs. Mann. Capt. Manaeil says certainly old Jacob 
Buzzell's first house wan more than one halfway down the hill towards the Penobscot 
from the present Main (or State) street, and he, the Capt., worked there near his house, 
while he lived there. Buzzell's wife's maiden name was Leighton, — W. 

t On the 1st of December, 1819, I went to Mrs. Howard's and spent a good part of 
the day in my inquiries of her as to the early settlement of this town, bhe was a 
stromr-niindfd. piou« woman, and her recollection was remarkably perfect. Indeed, 
for many years, her memory was considered by all her acquaintance a kind of oracle. 
1 took minutes in writing :«t th^ time, from which this and several of the succeeding 
pages aie compiled. Another story is that Stephen Buzzell came afterwards with hia 
wife and two children, that they suffered exceedingly during the winter, and that one 
of his children died before spring. But Mrs. Howard thinks the father came first, and 
tl'at the *on came the next year. So Capt. Joseph Mansell says. He knew Stephen 
at Castine, before the war, and before he was married. His wife he also knew when 
she was a girl, her maiden name being Grant. 

Annals of the City of Bangor, Maine. 

present Newbury and Main streets, though below the corner, and that 
the hut of Jacob's son Stephen was considerably farther down the 
river, half way towards the bridge over the Penobscot. In that fall, 
(1769), Jacob moved his family, consisting of wife and nine children, 
from Castine into his first house, which was small, and they passed the 
winter there, thus becoming the first settlers of Bangor. Jacob 
Buzzell* was originally from Dover, N. H. He was a boat-builder, 
hunter and fisherman. His last place of abode was at Upper Stillwater 
where he died. 

1770. — This summer, Caleb Goodwin, originally from Bowdoinham, 
came up the river from Castine, with his wife and eight children, and 
built a log house not far from the spring previously mentioned, and his 
was the second family in the place. The same season, Stephen Buzzell, 
living at Fort Point, married Miss Grant of Castine, and began to keep 
house not far from Goodwin's. Hence, the Buzzells (father and son) 
and Goodwin were the only families in Bangor, this year. Stephen 
Buzzell in a few years moved up the river fifteen or twenty miles, to 
Sunkhaze, and died there. 

1771. — In April, came Thomas Howard, his wife and two children 
from Woolwich. With them, came from the same town, six men to look 
out lands and places for settlement. Two others, Solomon Harthorn 
and Silas Harthorn, t brothers, came and got out timber for a saw mill. 
The six who accompanied him were Thomas, John and Hugh Smart, three 
brothers, — Jacob Dennet,}: Simon Crosby, § and David Rowell ; and all 
joined and "clapped" up, that is suddenly put up a log house on the 
high ground near tne site where the Budge house afterwards 

* Mr. John Howard says he well remembers that Jacob Buzzell lived one hundred 
rods northerly of Newbury street, not far from the stream of water this side of Mr. 
Howard's on the lot this way, and not far from the river. But he may have first lived 
where his mother says. 

t 8. and S. Harthorn, originally from Worcester, Mass., lived a while in Stow, and 
then at Owl's Head, from which they removed to Bangor. "Old Silas," as he was 
called, I have frequently seen. He was tall and >lender. 

t Dennet's wife was Thomas Smart's sister, and the sister of Capt. James Budge's 
wife. Jacob Dennet was a ship-wright — thick set — thick lips — grum voice — loved a 
cup, but was industrious, honest and generous. His wife was a very sensible woman. 
They had a large family ; one was the mother of George W. Picker ing, one nnrrted 
Maj. Theodore Trafton, and another married John Brat:g. There was also Mehitabel, 
and John Dennet an only son, who married at Woolwich. He died soon after I came to 

\ Simon Crosby was a respectable man. Mr. Howard took the second lot northerly 
of Newbury street, where John Howard .>till lives. The old gentleman and his wife 
were very pious people. They had a large family. 

Annals of the. City of Bangor, Maine. 

stood, designed for Thomas Smart,* ultimately for his use. 
Other log houses were erected about the same time ; — Simon Crosby's 
on the bank of the river, not far from the Hampden line. Jacob 
Dennet's on the high ground, one hundred rods northerly of Dennet's 
cove, and fifty rods from the river, and John Smart's in the vicinity of 
the Baptist meeting-house. In September or October, Dennet, Thomas 
Smart and Simon Crosby removed their families into the place. With 
them came Joseph Rose and his family, and settled on the spot near 
what was afterwards Maj. Treat's house. In all, there were eight 
families this year. 

1772. — In April of this year, came Solomon and Silas Harthorn, with 
their families, and employed Joseph Mansell,f a mill-wright, who came 
with them, to build a saw-mill, which was erected below the stone 
bridge and dam across Penjejewalk stream, over which the country road 
passed many years. This is the stream, a few rods above the dwelling- 
house of William Forbes ; and this the first mill in Bangor. Fifteen 
years afterwards, a grist mill! was built there, — the first one in Bangor. 
Before this, the people for a time went to a mill on a stream opposite 
Odom's Ledge, not far above Fort Point. This year, also, the 
Harthorns erected a framed dwelling-house, which stood between the 
main road and river, a few rods southerly of the mouth of Penjejewalk 
stream. This was the first framed house in this town. 

David Rowell's family came this year, and he built a framed house on 
the plain north of said stream. Andrew Webster§ also came, and built 
a log house, on the side hill northerly of Water street, between Main 
street, and the water, || and John Smart and his brother Hugh located 
themselves on the northerly side of the Kenduskeag, on the high 
ground, above the lower mills on that stream. Therefore, at the close of 

* The three Smarts, as I am told by Capt. Mansell, were middle siz^d men. fond of 
sea-faring. They owned a coaster of which Thomas was Captain. John and Hugh 
sometimes went trips with their brother, talked larjre, disposed t<> be "bullies," though 
not mean men. Hugh was never married. He died at sea; the others at home. 

f But Capt. Mansell savs that the Harthorns first came up the river to Penjejewalk 
in 1771. 

\ Mrs. Howard says "people pounded their corn in a mortar, until 1776, when 
Wheeler built his mill at 5<>wadabscook stream (Harupden). The next nearest wag 
built by Brewer." 

§ Mr. Webster afterward moved back a mile or two from the river and from the 
plain, wh^re he lived many years, and where many of his children were born. 
He then removed to Stillwater." and died there. His wife, a short woman, very pious, 
I have seen often. Their children were ttichard, Daniel, Ebenezor, (Col.) Andrew, 
James, Elijah, and William Hasey's wife. 

B About, or on the flat below, where the arcade is. 

Annals of the City of Bangor ', Maine. 

this year, (1772), the families were thirteen, viz., 1, Jacob Buzzell,* 2, 
Stephen Buzzell, 3, Caleb Goodwin, 4, Thomas Howard, 5, Jacob Den- 
net, 6, Thomas Smart, 7, John Smart, 8, Solomon Harthorn, 9, Silas 
Harthorn, 10, Simon Crosby, 11, David Rowell, 12, Andrew Webster, 13, 
Joseph Rose. Joseph Mansell was a single man. Also one Cotton came 
this year, and settled near the end of the present bridge over the Penob- 
scot ; but he died the same year. Cotton's death was the first one in the 
plantation. In the summer, Thomas Goldthwait, son of him of the 
Bame name who used to solemnize marriages, and who commanded at 
Fort Pownall, had a trading-house near the mouth of the Kenduskeag. 
Being a tory, he left us as soon as the first speck of war was seen. 
This year, were born the two first white children in the place, viz., 
Mary Howard, daughter of Thomas Howard,! who married Andrew 
Mayhew. She was born June 30, 1771, and Hannah Harthorn wa s 
born Sept. 10, the same year.| She was the daughter of Silas 
Harthorn. § Her first husband was Allen McLaughlin; 2d, Samuel 
Babbidge, 3d, Mr. Lambert, and 4th, Capt. Joseph Mansell. 

1773. — This year, Joseph Mansell was married by Esq. Goldthwait 
to Elizabeth Harthorn, a daughter of Silas Harthorn. Also, James 
Dunning removed to the plantation, and settled on the flat, some rods 
south of the lower Kenduskeag bridge. Also, several other families 
came in, so that "before the close of the year 1773," (as Mrs. Howard 
says), "there were thirty families in town." This summer, a female 
school was set up, the first one in the place, in a log house built on the 
flat ground, southerly of where Major Treat now lives, towards the hill, 
and a few rods from the river. It was kept by Miss Abigail Ford. 

1774. Prior to this year, there were in the settlement several 
religious meetings, — at private houses, and in barns, when the weather 
was warm. The first missionary of whom any mention is made, who 

• Mrs. Sarah Mann, now (Apl. 1, 1839.) seventy-five years of age, says she wa.s the 
daughter of William libbetta; that her father removed from Gouldsboro to Kendus- 
keag, in 1779, and that she was married to David Mann, of Brewer, in 17b8, by the Rev. 
Mr. Noble. That the sons of Jacob Buzzell were Stephen, Abraham, L'phraim, I^aac, 
and Jacob, and that the father said his son Jacob was the first child born in what is 
now Bangor. But quere? 

f Mr. Thomas Howard's family were nine children, viz., 1, Rebecca, who married 
Samael K. Blasdel, of Hampden, 2, Thomas who married and settled where Sam 
Sherburne lives, and died at sea, 3, Mary, who married A. Mayhew, the fir>t white 
child born in Bangor, 4, Louis, who married Samuel Couiilard, of Frankfort, 5. David, 
who lived here, and died in 1842, 6, Susan, who married Samuel Jones: she died in 
1807: 7, John, who lives in this town, and gave me this information, 8, Fanny, who 
married Ezra Patten of Bangor, 9, Sarah, who married Dea. Zebulon Smith, and died 
in 1843. 

t She that was Hannah Harthorn died July 25, 1843. Capt. Mansell says she and 
Mary Howard were born in 1772. 

$ Both Solomon and Silas Harthorn had large families. 

Annah of the City of Bangor ; Maine. 

visited the settlers, was a Mr. Ripley, a Calvinist, who preached several 
times, on each side of the river. 

This spring or summer, Dr. John Herbert came from the westward. 
He had some difficulty with his wife, and ranged away into this country, 
and took up his lodgings at Mr. David Howard's. He remained in the 
settlement till the summer of 1779. Mrs. Howard, who was herself a 
very pious woman, says that "Doct. Herbert was a Calvinist, — a good 
"man, and took the lead in religious meetings which were generally 
"holden every Sabbath." Capt. Mansell says "Dr. Herbert! had good 
"learning ; was a good physician, though not regularly bred to that 
"profession; an excellent schoolmaster, and an elegant penman." He 
kept a school in a house southerly of Penjejewaik stream, probably the 
first master's school in the place. Though he was a melancholic man, he 
was highly esteemed. About the time the British took possession of 
Biguyduce, in 1779, his son came for him, and carried him home, where 
he soon died. When he went away, he had considerable due to him, 
especially for doctoring, no part of which was ever called for or paid. 

1775. — Fort Pownall dismantled. Bunker Hill battle. The Penob- 
scot tribe tender their services to the Americans. Falmouth burnt by 
Capt. Mowett. 

The Indians. 

Toman, Governor, in 1771. — Osson was commissioned a Justice of 
the Peace by the Executive of Mass., the only native so honored. 

Orono, Governor or Chief, 1775 to 1801-2. — Before the British took 
possession of Castine, there was an Indian about (Mrs. Howard says) 
whose hand had been burnt off for killing his squaw. Yet one Nun- 
guemet killed his squaw in 1771, at or near the point — put her through 
the ice — then she was taken up and buried. Nobody could ever learn 
that the Indians dealt with him at all for killing her.* Mrs. Howard 
says before the Revolutionary war, the Indians used to threaten they 
meant to drive off the settlers from the lands, but after the war com- 
menced, they professed to be great friends to the Americans, and went 
down to Biguyduce to join them against the British. But after the 
British drove the Americans up, in the repulse and defeat of 1779, 
many of the savages turned upon the settlers, and plundered their 

X Although the manuscript indicates that the author intended to add a note, at this 
place, and placed the usual asterisk iu the text, none appears to have been written. 


| Mr?. Howard says Nunguemet's nquaw was weakly, apt to complain, and her hus- 
band chuilish and violent. Coming home from bunting one day, he looked at her* 
heard her groan or sigh; "Ay, n said he, "always yawl:" seized'her, and killed her! 
with great iury. 

6 Annals of the City of Bangor, Maine. 

houses all the way up tbe river. Some of the Indians, particularly 
"White Francis" and "Osson," were killed. At any time, by day or 
night, for years after the first settlement, the Indians would burst open 
the doors, to come in and warm themselves. When the inmates were 
up, they would turn them from the fire, sometimes lie down with their 
feet towards the fire and sleep — eat anything that was cooked and in 
sight, but seldom stole anything but victuals. They were chaste; no 
Indian was ever known to offer violence to a female. There was 
among them the form and engagement of marriage* before the Euro- 
peans came among them. The intentions were published thus. The 
females for a period previously "wore one blue stocking, and the other 
a red one." They had a kind of religious meetings, — prayers and 
singing, but they were holden on Saturdays. The youngsters played 
ball those days and also Sundays. They are very fond of playing bat 
and ball. The squaws, also the Indians, used to wear jewels in their 
ears and noses. The men had only one lock of hair around their 
crown ; the rest was polled short. The squaws, and generally the 
Indians, undress when they lie down to sleep in the night — put bear 
skins under and blankets over, and lie on the floor, with their feet 
toward the fire. Mrs. Howard relates this story : One morning, a 
single Indian came into the house, and said if she would get him a 
breakfast, he would give her a ninepence. She cooked it for him, and 
when ready, placed it on the head of a barrel in the corner of the 
room. At the same instant, another Indian rushed in with great fury, 
seized the sitting one, clenched, and they both fell on the floor. The 
pursuer got the other upon his face, kneeled upon his shoulders, caught 
his lock of hair with both hands, pulled up and twisted his neck and 
head, first one way and then the other, with all violence, until the 
bones cracked as if dislocated, — she expecting every moment to see 
his neck break. In the midst of the contest, a third Indian entered, 
and began to eat the victuals. Mrs. Howard told him the food was 
his brother's. "Ay, very good fight," said he, and ate the whole. 
The others drew off. 

Religious Instruction. 
Before Dr. Herbert left, (Mrs. Howard says) the Rev. Daniel Little, 
from Kennebunk, visited the place as a missionary, and in 1779, soon 
after Dr. Herbert left, one Oliver Noble came and preached a few Sab- 
baths. Afterwards, Mr. Little came again, and in each visit, he bap- 
tized some children — particularly tbe first time he came, he baptized 

* The form was taken from the Catholics, lorall the Indians from our first account of 
them, have been strongly attached to Romish religion and rites. 

Annate of the City of Bangor \ Maine. 

Lois Howard, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard. Rev. Setb 
Noble,* whose native place was Newmarket or Springfield, N. H., 
migrated into Nova Scotia, and became a preacher of the Gospel in the 
easterly region around the margin of the Bay of Fundy, and a settled 
minister at the river St. Johu. Being directly or indirectly concerned 
in the attack made bv Col. Eddy and others on Fort Cumberland, at 
the head of Chignecto Bay in 1776. f he was implicated with them, 
and returned to New Hampshire. Early in the Spring of 1785-6, with 
his wife and three children, he came to Kenduskeag Plantation, the 
acquired name of this settlement. The people were pleased with his 
preaching, and a subscription paper was carried around by Elisha 
Nevens, to ascertain how much each person would give by the year to 
Mr. Noble, so long as he would be their minister. At least fifty sub- 
scribers were obtained on each side of the Penobscot river, and the 
annual sum intended to be raised, was 8400, or £100. So much of it 
was subscribed, that he concluded to settle, and was installed by the 
Rev. D. Little, before mentioned, as a missionary, or evangelist. The 
ordination took place under some spreading oaks, that stood on the 
6quare between Oak and Ash. York and Hancock streets. The only 
ministers present were Mr. Little and Mr. Noble, yet it was a solemn 
occasion. Mr. Noble preached the sermon, and Mr. Little gave the 
charge and the right hand of fellowship. No church was organized at 
the time nor afterwards while Mr. Noble abode in the Plantation: still 
he administered the Lord's Supper at stated intervals. The communi- 
cants were Thomas Howard, Andrew Webster, and Simon Crosby, and 
their wives, on this side of the river, and John Brewer and Simeon 
Fowler, and their wives, on the other side — in all, ten professors. % 
Generally, the meetings were holden during the summer in a barn, 
southerly of Penjejewalk stream, and in other places to accommodate 
the worshippers. With some aid from his parishioners, or hearers, he 
built a small house 20 or 30 rods northerly of Newbury street, perhaps 
not half way between Main street and ttie river. The cavities of the 
cellar were visible until quite recently. This and his installation were 
both in 1786, the year of his arrival. 

3 •/ 

* When Mr. Noble had been in the Plantation about a year, there was « vote passed 
10 build a meeting-house, 40 by 30 feet. Hut it wan not built. 

t By Resolve of June 29, 1785, there was given to Hev. Mr. Noble, one of the 
refugees from Nova Scotia, thiec hundred acres ot land in Eddington. This gift prob- 
ably occasioned the coming of 31 r. N< ble to Penobscut river. 

* The prosperity and respectability of their children are circumstances worthy of 
epecial notice. 

8 Annafo of the City of Bangor, Maine. 

Mrs. Howard says, Mr. Noblef was "a very airy man, — preached 
"well without notes, — gifted in prayer — a good neighbor and a good 
"gardener; a very industrious man, excellent in sickness, and very 
moral." At length, in 1798, the sums subscribed were not paid : some 
of the subscribers had died — some had removed away — and his living 
having become small, he returned to Newmarket, and never came back. 
Thence, he went to Springfield, where he was born. In 1790, the 
people of Kenduskeag Plantation drew up and signed a petition to be 
made a town, and chose Rev. Mr. Noble their agent to present the 
petition to the General Court, and procure the charter of incorporation. 
They voted to have it named Sunbury; it being pleasant in sound, and 
the place pleasant. But "Mr. Noble disliked it* and because he was 
"so much enamored with the Church-tune Bangor, he caused that name 
"to be put into the Act," supposing if it were not well liked, it could 
be easily changed. 

British at Castine, or Biguyduce. 

In April, 1779, (Mrs. Howard says) the British took possession of 
Biguyduce — the Americans under Loveil and Salstonstall. Lovell was 
called a leather-breeches maker. A good many of the soldiers were 
from Newbury. Thirty sail were burnt between this and Oak Point, 
or head of Marsh Bay. The Sally was the uppermost one burnt, she 
being a little above what is cow Carr's wharf. The Point was covered 
with American soldiers and marines. The British followed with a ship 
to Brewer's cove, and sent their boats or barges to the head of the tide 
in search of plunder. Samuel Kenney, residing not far from the ferry- 
way, on the eastern side of the river, an arrant tory, had collected at a 
house not far from Col. Brewer's, a great quantity of pork and beef 
taken from the settlers, of which he informed Capt. Mowett, comman- 
der of the squadron, who, coming to view it, blamed Kenney, and told 
him to take salt from his (Mowett's) tender immediately, salt the 
whole, and give a barrel to each one from whom he had taken any 
provision. Jedediah Preble, a tory, lived in the house the Harthorns 

t Deac. William Boyd has often talked with me about "Parson Noble." The Deacon, 
who came to Bangor in 1791, says, Mr. Noble was too light and frothy in his conversa- 
tion, — did not sustain the gravity of character becoming a minister — would drink a 
dram with almost any one who asked him — laugh, and tell improper anecdotes. Yet in 
his religious performances, he was able and pathetic— no doubt, piou», as he was truly 
an orthodox and faithful preacher, so that one would think wiinn he was out of the 
pulpit, he ought never to enter it, and when in it, he had better he\«-r come out of it. 
He was a remarkably good sing* r — had a clear, pleasant voice, especially for tenor; 
collected those who were natural .-ingers and taught them how lo sing by note, and 
was the first teacher of sacred music in this place. Alter he left, Deacon Boyd says. 
that they corresponded for several years. 

• The name is in New Brunswick. 

Annals of the City of Bangor, Maine. 

first built. Solomon Harthorn was a news-carrier to the British. John 
Lee,* of Biguyduce, was a noted tory. He told Thos. Howard, when 
news of peace arrived, ''he had rather America had been sunk, than 
"not been conquered by the British." 


This and the preceding pages are from written minutes of facts 
taken from Mrs. Howard's lips, Dec. 1, 1819, as previously stated. 

The following facts were taken from the mouth of Capt. Joseph 
Mansell, in writing, June 6, 1831, with additions and revisions care- 
fully made, on this 5th of March, 1838. 

Joseph Mansellt was born at Scituate, Mass., Dec. 20, 1750, and 
consequently was eighty-seven years of age last December. His 
father, John Manscll, came from London, and married at Scituate. 
He had four sons, and eight daughters. He lived in Scituate, until he 
was eighteen years old. When a school-boy, he recollects his only 
school-book was the Psalter. Elach scholar read severally and alone in 
succession, and spelled from the lesson. A punishment of wrong 
doers was for one boy to hold another on his back, while the master 
stripped up the outer boy's jacket, and applied the rod in a very feeling 
manner. As to dress, (he says) the men and boys, when he was young, 
wore u Kilts" % viz : trousers very wide, which came down only to the 
knees, to which the stockings extended — buckled or gartered above the 
calf. The knees were very apt to be cold. He says there was a whole 
regiment of Scotch Highlanders at Biguyduce, with kilts not so low, 
nor stockings so high as the knees ; the latter being bare. 

Capt. Mansell says he came to Biguyduce in April, 1768,§ and went 
up the river Penobscot in 1771, and found in what is now Bangor, 
Jacob and Stephen Buzzell, Simon Crosby, the Smarts and Jacob Den- 
net. James Budge first resided at Eddington-bend, or rather at the 
mouth of the Muntawassuck stream, below the bend, removing there 
about 1774, and to Kenduskeag, some five or six years afterwards. He 
thinks James Dunning came in 1772. He, Mansell, built for Solomon 

* Lee was afterwards Collector of the Customs at Castine— the brother of Silas Lee, 
of "VViscasset. John Lee, I have often seen — a tall, subtle man. 

t He lived at Daily's Eddy, at the foot of the first Narrows, on Castine river, over 
the Neck. 

J The Scottish Highlanders dress in the same military costume to the present day — 
"kilts and naked knees." 

§ His father was at the taking of Cape Breton, and removed there and lived for a 

10 Annals of the City of Bangor, Maine. 

and Silas Harthorn,* a saw-mill not many rods from the mouth of Pen- 
jejewalk stream, and assisted in constructing the stone bridge and dam 
over the river, which was afterwards the county road. About fifteen 

years afterwards, he built a grist-mill at the same place ; the first in 
the Plantation. In 1773, he married Elizabeth Harthorn, Silas Harthorn's 
daughter: the}" never had but one child, who died when three months 
old. After marriage, they removed over the river, and began to keep 
house at a place nearly opposite to the mouth of Pen jeje walk stream. 

The events of 1775, such as the battle of Bunker Hill, the burning 
of Falmouth, and the dismantling of Fort Pownali, awakened the people 
on the Penobscot to a sense of their exposure, and to measures for 
their defence. That year. Orono and other chiefs or captains of the 
Penobscot Indians, with one Andrew Oilman, who had, years previously, 
joined himself to the tribe, went to the Massachusetts Government, 
and offered their services, professing to be staunch Whigs. After their 
return home to Penobscot, a company was raised by order from 
Government, which consisted of twenty white men and ten Indians, 
organized thus: the aforesaid Gilmanf was commissioned lieutenant 
commandant: Joseph Mansell was orderly sergeant, William Patten 
was also a sergeant, and Ebenezer McKenney and Samuel Low were 
the two corporals. These were all the officers of the company, which 
was probably the first military band ever formed in the vicinity of 
Kenduskeag. Their head-quarters, or place of lodgement, was in the 

* Capt. Mansell says he lived in the familv of Silas Harthorn, on the spot where 
Widow Webster lives. He also states, that "in 1774, Isaac Simons, my grandfather, 
"on my mother's side, went with me on to Fort Hill, in Bangor, ami there said to me 
"thus: • When I was a small boy I was with the party that destroyed the Indian and 
"French village her^ :' but there was not an Indian there at the time." 6ee my 
History of Maine, Vol. 2. p. 143. 

t This Andrew Oilman originated from old York, or its vicinity: — an inferior, mean- 
spirited man, of -mall stature, and little mind, though of some energy and cunning. He 
was appointed lieutenant, only because of his influence among the Indians. For he had 
been with them so long that he could speak their language as well :*s themselves. He 
cohabited with tbein : dressed in an Indian garb: hunted and traded with t':;em. He 
was never married, but is supposed to have had an illegitimate son by one ol the 
females of the tribe. At this time he was about fifty years old: had no more principle 
than self-interest dictated: and was really respected by no one. To finish what is 
known of him, before the close of the war, he and one Piel, an Indian, together with 
Piel's squaw and a son ot nine or ten years old, went hunting, back of l'ushaw Pond; 
and, at the end of the hunt, he claimed half of the fur; but the Indian, on account of 
his squaw and the boy, who skinned and cooked the game, claimed to have two-thirds. 
To settle the quarrel, Gilman procured a keg of rum, and incited to his aid Archibald 
McPheters, Jun. and James 1'age, and all returned to the camp, where they killed the 
Indian, and took the whole of the fur. During the murder, the squaw and boy both 
fled, and, in their hiding-place saw it committed. On her complaint. Simeon Fowler, 
Esq., issued a warrant, and Job:. Brewer, a Deputy sheriff, arrested all three, and after 
examination, committed them to gaol in Powualb ro\ But a few days before the term 
commenced for their trial, a story was put in circulation, among the' Indians, that the 
trial was to be a week later than the reported true time. No witness therefore 
appeared at Court against the prisoners; and. consequently they were discharged. 
But Gilman never returned to Penobscot. Note. Those who attended Pownalboro 
Court, went by water to Camden or Thomaston, and thence across. 

Annals of the City of Bangor, Maine. 11 


angle between the road to Orono and that on the margin of the river, 
two hundred rods above Pen jeje walk stream, below where William 
Lowder now resides. Here was a kind of rushed fort or shelter. The 
company continued together, acting as rangers, until the British took 
possession of Bagaduce neck. 

After this, most of the settlers took, as required, the oath of 
allegiance to the Crown, and went down and worked on the Fort ; but 
some refused to do either. Hence, all the obstinate were threatened, 
and the houses of several were burnt to ashes. For instance, old Jos. 
Page's house at Penjejewalk, and James Nichol's house at the Bend, in 
Eddington, were committed to the flames. To the laborers, who went 
down and worked, were delivered rations. The carpenters received a 
dollar by the day, and others at first a pistareen : afterwards, about 
4s. 6d. Gen. McLaiu commanded at first : a cool deliberate man. He 
was succeeded by Col. Campbell, a violent hot-headed fellow. One 
Harcup, the chief engineer, commanded when Cornwallis was taken. 
Mowett, who burnt Falmouth, commanded the naval force at Bagaduce. 
He was of middle size, forty or forty-five years old — good appearance — 
fresh countenance — wore a blue coat, with lighter blue facings, and had 
his hair powdered. The troops stationed at Bagaduce were English, 
and Scotch Highlanders who talked pretty good PZnglish. The latter 
were in kilts, their military costume. At one time, the settlers being 
required by fresh command to work on the fort, and determining not to 
go, sent a message to the American officer at Thomaston, to hinder and 
keep them from that service. In return, a whale-boat, with twelve brave 
Yankees, starting off up the river, was discovered and pursued by a 
British schooner of ten guns, and a party of forty Highlanders and 
twenty Tory rangers, commanded by k * Black Jones," a Kennebec tory, 
and came near being taken : being prevented by Mansell. 

Capt. Mansell says, after the British took Penobscot, he went to 
Machias. He had a Lieutenant's commission, and did duty there, six 
months. Machias Fort was between the West Branch and Middle 
River, where the west village now is. John Allan,* a Lieutenant 
Colonel, commanded there. He was a hot-headed whig from Nova 
Scotia, where he had been a Judge of the Common Pleas : a man of 
good learning, of superior abilities, and of great activity. Displeased 
with some act of the Provincial Legislature, he left that country, and 
joined the American cause. He had studied the Indian character, and 
had the faculty to render himself exceedingly agreeable to them. His 
command over them was complete, especially at Passamaquoddy and 

• Col. Allan was afterwards the owner of Allan's Island, in Passamaquoddy Bay. 

12 Annals of the City of Bangor, Blaine. 

St. John river. By firing two nine-pounders, in quick succession, he 
could raise an alarm that would reverberate, by means of the Indian 
relays, and reach even to Halifax. Major George Stillman was second 
in command. The whole force consisted of one Infantry company, 
officered by Capt. Thomas Robbius, Lieut. Dyer, and Lieut. Joseph Man- 
sell: a small artillery company commanded by Lieut. Albee, aud an 
Indian company commanded by Capt. John Preble, son of Brig. Gen. 
Preble. His Lieutenant was Lewis Delesdernier.* Tue whole number 
of Indians there and elsewhere under pay, was perhaps sixty in all. 

After his return to Penobscot, and before the close of the war, there 
was a militia company formed, embracing all the able bodied men on 
each side of the river, from Sowadabscook stream upwards, — the first 
one established up the Penobscot : of which Capt. James Ginn, (of the 
present Orrington) was the Commandant, and himself, Joseph Mansell, 
was the Lieutenant. After the war closed, there was a new arrange- 
ment of the militia. Capt. Edward vVilkiusf had command of the 
company below Penjejewalk stream, — and he, Mansell, had the command 
of the one which embraced all the soldiers above on that side of the 
river, and also all on the other, on the eastern side.i When Wilkins 
resigned, he was succeeded by Capt. James Budge, § who had been an 
adjutant. Ultimately, the soldiers of Bangor and Orono were classed 
together, and for many years formed one company. Of the upper 
company, Capt. Mansell resigned about 1799, and was succeeded by 
Capt. William Colburn, of Stillwater, who had been Mansell's lieutenant. 
Emerson Orcutt was ensign. Some years, or a year before, Mansell 
had removed over on the west side of Penobscot. The first settler at 
Stillwater was Joshua Eayres, his house being on the flat, eastwardiy 
of the present village. Next, was Jeremiah Colburn. The plantation 
was first called "Deadwater." But one Owen Madden, a schoolmaster, 
a discharged soldier from Burgoyne's army, who had been stationed at 
Stillwater, New York, changed the name from Dead to Still- water, as 
a better sound. He was a schoolmaster in Bangor and Orono. He 
would occasionally drink to excess, but possessed a good disposition, 

• Delesdernier was Swiss: — was taken prisoner with one Moore who went to Passa- 
maquoddy to negotiate with the tribe. 

t Capt. Wilkins removed to Charleston, in this County. His sons, John and Daniel, J 

were men of some eminence. 

X Another account is, that "in 1736, Mansell was Captain of all in Bangor, below 
"Penjejewalk, and all in Brewer." 

§ Capt. James Bud^e was .formerly the owner of the whole Point, embracing one 
hundred acres. He was a thick-set man — a very ready, riuent speaker, and, for several 
ytars, engaged largely in business. But ten or twelve years after the war, he became 
involved in debt: was intemperate and insane. His. Mag. Vol. 3, 12. 


Annals of the City of Bangor \ Maine, 13 

and was well educated. Philip Love joy was the first settler on the 

plains; his house being near where Ashbel Harthorn now lives. He 
married Pollv McPheters. 

Rev. Seth Noble. 

Capt. Mansell says Mr. Noble came to Kenduskeag, in 1786-7, and 
describes him as a man "thin faced, spare, not tall, light complexion, 
"fresh countenance, active, quick, smart, nervous — a very good 
"preacher." Capt. M, thinks he had a public education.* He was 
between forty and fifty when he came to Kenduskeag. He had been a 
Methodist, but became a Congregationalism Late in the fall, perhaps 
December, while Mr. Noble was here, a vessel, on its way from this 
river to Boston, was wrecked on House Island, near that place, in the 
midst of a thick and cold snowstorm. Among those lost, were young 
Robert Treat, Sylvia Knapp, and Seth Noble f the minister's oldest son, 
all of Bangor. On a subsequent Sabbath, from the text, "Is it well 
"with thy husband : is it well with the child : is it well with thee? — 
"And she answered, it is well," — preached a most pathetic discourse. 
He was quite gifted in prayer — often pungent and very impressive in 
his sermons, — preached with notes, and sometimes they were pretty old. 
But he drank occasionally too much for a minister. His wife died, and 
what caused him to leave Kenduskeag, was not only the small emolument 
he received, but too great familiarity with his house-keeper before he 
married her. 

Rev. James Boyd did not possess so good abilities, nor so much 
learning, nor did he preach so well as Mr. Noble. His complexion was 
light — he was proud, — rising disagreeably on his toes when preaching. 


Of the Indians, Capt. Mansell has considerable knowledge. The 
chiefs in succession were : 

1. Tomer, died before the Revolutionary war, a^ed 110. 
2 Osson, had a Justice Commission : died 100 years old. 

3. Orono, died about 110 years old. 

4. Aitteon, died about 1814. 

5. Jo. Loring, or Lolan. 

6. John Aitteon, Gov. : John Neptune, Lt. Gov. : Capt. Francis, 
Capt. Pees, Capt. Mitchell, and Capt. Aitteon : all made in 1816. 

* I find none other who supposes he had a liberal education, though his education 
was good. 

t He had three sons ; one was in Bangor, in 1836. 

14 Annah of the City of Bangor, Maine. 

Loring was the son of Joseph Percis, who died before his wife, 
"old Margaret," a very handsome squaw, who had a fresh look, and 
red cheeks, and was much respected. 

Capt. Mansell says that chief, in Indian is "Chesungurmur :" — second 
in rank is called "Suugurmur." Never heard the Indians use the word 
"Sachem," or anv word like it. Oldtown island was originally called 
Penobscot island. Stillwater, in Indian, was L Narumsuckhaugan." 


Of the Harthorn Family. 

Capt. Mansell says, (April 5, 1838). 

Silas Harthorn went into the army of the Revolution ; had the small- 
pox, and died. His children were : 

1. Silas, who married Lucy Pitcher, and died in Bangor. 

2. Ashbel, who married her sister: had a large family. 

3. David, who married Abigail Burley : had a large family. 

4. Elizabeth, who married Capt. Jos. Mansell. ^j£ 

5. Mary, who married Abraham Allen : died in Bangor. 

6. Hannah, who married (1) McLaughlin : had two children by him ; 
(2) Sam. Babbidge : had several children: he died in Ohio ; (3) one 
Lambert, and (4) Capt. Joseph Mansell. I had a personal acquaint- 
ance with all of them except Silas and his wife, and McLaughlin. 

Solomon Harthorn died at Sunkhaze. His wife was a Gates. Their 
children were : 

1. Eber : lived up the river: was killed by a cart. 

2. Gates, died. 

3. Solomon : died at Wrentham (Holden) : settled at Brewer. c\ ' ; 

4. Jesse : lived up river : drowned at Great Works. I 

5. Eli : lived up river : had a family. » \ 

6. Rnma : married a kinsman named Gates. \ 

7. Eunice : married eastward. 

8. Pollv, married Jacob Cook, of Dixmont. 

9. Betsey: married. 
I knew several of these : they were always an honest people. 

First Framed House. 
The first framed house in Bangor was built by Jedediah Preble, before 
the beginning of the Revolution. It was one story, and stood on the 
southerly side of Penjejewalk stream, four or live rods from its mouth, 
and four to six rods from the bank of the Penobscot. Capt. Jameson 
kept tavern there, the first tavern in Bangor. Maj. Treat lived there, 
before he lived where he died. Levi Bradley built the first house which 



* : 

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stood where the Rose Tavern now is, which was burnt by fire used in 
baking for a house-warming. Before the conflagration, Bradley had 
sold to Elijah Smith, and to aid him in rebuilding a house, neighbors 
helped put up the present Rose Tavern : there Maj. Treat lived and 
died. — As to Mr. Preble, he was a great tory, and undertook to escape 
in a boat to the enemy's vessels. In approaching a prominent rock, 
out of or beyond Castine, and in attempting to reach it, the sea being 
very rough, his leg was caught between the boat and rock, and was 
crushed. Yet he drew himself upon the rock, and there lived a while : 
suffered and died. Having means of writing, he detailed his sufferings : 
repented of his course. — died a penitent, perhaps a good man. This 
writing was found upon him. Such was Preble — quite enterprising — 
and he and bis family thought highly of themselves. 

On the plain, there used to be horse-racing, etc., on public days, — 
Fourth of July after the Revolution, especially along by the Pumpkin 
Tavern. One Tobias Trafton, brother of Maj. Theo. Trafton, in 
racing a horse there, by means of a dog running across the road, which 
threw the horse down, was crushed by his weight, and lived only a 
short time. 

First Dwelling-house in Bangor. Spot where it Stood. 

Jacob Buzzell came with his family to Bangor, in the autumn of 1769. 
This twelfth day of October, 1843, Capt. Joseph Mansell, aged 93 last 
January, went with me to the spot where Jacob Buzzell's first house 
stood. Capt. Mansell viewed the land all around, walked over /the 
ground, and spent nearly an hour in the view. The spot on which he 
settled and determined as the true one. was southerly of a spring below 
where Dea. Boyd's old house stood. In pacing, I found the spot was 
about one hundred and thirty-five or one hundred and thirty-eight 
paces irom the margin of Penobscot river, tnd about one hundred and 
ninety or one hundred and ninety-eight paces from the southerly line of 
Newbury street. Northerly, ai,d was a spring, which we found, and 
nearly southerly of the same spring appeared the cavity of an old cellar, 
supposed to be Buzzell's cellar; Capt. Mansell said he was "satisfied" 
that was Buzzell's first place of residence. 

John Boyd, son of Dea. Boyd, told me when his father removed from 
Bristol, he, (John) was a boy. But he remembers while his father 
lived in what has been called 4k the Boyd house," there were the remains 
of an old log-house, not far from said spring : but who had lived there, 
he never heard, or could not recollect. Old Mrs. Howard says Buzzell's 
first house was in that same quarter, though she thought it somewhat 

16 Annals of the City of Bangor, Maine. 

nearer Main street : but Main, the present State street, passed along 
nearer the water than it now does. Jacob Buzzell afterwards removed 
and lived many years farther up the river. 

N. B. Capt. Mansell says he was at a wedding in the first house of 
Jacob Buzzell, when his daughter was married — perhaps the first 
marriage in the place. 

hi the fall of 1774, the largest oak in the neighborhood, standing not 
far from the hither end of the bridge over the main river, was by some 
of the high liberty men trimmed of its lower limbs, and called the 
"liberty tree." Here they brought David Rogers, a sea captain, and 
declared they would hang him if lie would not swear to be true to the 
country. He refused, and a rope was prepared : all drank new rum 
pretty freely, and Rogers took the oath. 

Notes by the Editor of This Magazine. 

1. "Jacob Buzzell" always spelled his name *• Bussell." I have his 

2. Dr. John Herbert. His son George earned him to Deerfleld, Mass., 
1779. George Herbert, Jr., was a lawyer in Ellsworth, 1S01 to 1S20. 

3. Thomas Smart's lot was at City Point. James Budge bought it after 
Smart's death. 

4. Rev. Seth Xoble, born in Westfield. Mass., April 15, 1713. Congrega- 
tional minister, never a Methodist. Settled at Maugerville, X. B., 1774. He 
left there and was active in the Revolutionary War in various ways. Ordained 
minister at Bangor Sept. 10, 17S0. As to his eharacter, the statements of Mrs. 
Howard and Dea. Boyd are probably correct; he married his housekeeper, 
April 11, 1793, a most respectable widow woman, widow of James Emery of 
Orrington and Hampden. He removed in Nov., 1797, and after preaching all 
his life in many places, he died in Franklinton, Ohio, Aug. 15, 1S07, very much 

5. John Lee. of Castine — was a citizen of that town much respected and 
held many official positions there after the war. 

6. Jedediah Preble's descendants claim that he was not a " Tory." 

7. In relation to the murder of the Indian squaw, there were very different 
statements than this. 

8. Capt. Joseph Mansell's statements were not reliable; some of them were 
wrong, and others very shady. 


Rev. John 'Wheelwright. 17 


No minister of his time attracted so much attention, or has 
been more written up than Mr. Wheelwright. His descendants 
are scattered all over our state, and have held every position, 
religious, civil, military and political, except possibly the one 
office of U. S. Senator. Some account of him mav not be out of 
place in a Maine Magazine. I shall not follow the beaten path. 

John Wheelwright was born in Lincolnshire, England, in 
1592 or 1593. He graduated at Sidney College, Oxford, in 1614, 
where he had as a collegemate Oliver Cromwell, with whom he 
was on intimate terms. He was Rector atBilsby, from 1623 to 1632. 
"His benefice became vacant there by reason of his having been 
found guilty of the technical crime of simony, but his personal 
character was not otherwise implicated." * He married first, Mary, 
daughter of Rev. Thomas Storre (Storer?) of Biisby, Nov. 8, 
1621. She died in a few years, and he married second, Mary, 
daughter of Edward and Susannahf Hutchinson. He came to 
this country with wife and five children, arriving in Boston, 
May 26, 1636. He and his wife joined the Boston Church, 
June 12, 1636. He was authorized by the Court to preach at 
Mount Wollaston now Quincy, Oct. 30, 1636. He was granted 
land there Feb. 2, 1637. Jan. 20, 1637, he preached a sermon 
in Boston, which created a great disturbance in the colony. The 
government, which was a joint affair, consisting of the Church 
and Court, claimed that it was an attack upon them. Mr. Wheel- 
wright denied it. At a meeting of the Court, March 9, he was 
adjudged guilty of sedition and contempt. He had many friends 
in the colony, and he was laboured with for a long time. He con- 
tinued to justify himself, and refused to modify or retract his 
statements. The Court at last came to the decision to banish 
him, which was done Nov. 2, 1667, and he was given fourteen 
days to leave in. It was not a question of toleration as the 

* Communication of Charles Francis Adams to the Historical Society, by Dr. 
Samutrl A. Green, 1&94. 

t She died at the house of her son in-law, in Wells, Me., in 1643. — Me. Sis. Soc. 
Vol. l,pageZ42. 

18 Rev. John Wheelwright. 

Massachusetts historians have written. It was an assertion of 
authority on the part of the colony to protect itself, as the General 
Court thought. Mr. Wheelwright's sermon, still extant, does not 
seem to bear out the criticisms upon it. I do not think the Puri- 
tans pretended to be champions of liberty of conscience, or of reli- 
gious freedom as we understand it, but they were determined to 
manage their own affairs in their own way, and they did so. 

Josiah Quincy, President of Harvard College, in his Centennial 
Address at Boston in 1830, said : "had our ancestors adopted 
the course we at this day are apt to deem so eas}' and obvious, 
and placed their government on the basis of all sorts of con- 
sciences, it would have been in that age a certain introduction of 
anarchy, * * * and the exclusive system adopted by our 
fathers with reference to these questions was simply a measure of 

In November or December, 1G37, Mr. Wheelwright and some 
of those who had been disfranchised, went to what is now Exeter, 
N. H., where he was the founder of the Town and Church. His 
family followed him in the spring of 1638. Jan. 11, 1638, he 
and eight others were dismissed from the Boston Church to the 
church at Exeter. He was in good and regular standing in the 
Boston Church up to this time. It would seem by this that his 
offense was not considered religious, but an offense against the 
civil authorities. 

In Exeter, troubles arose, the most serious of which was the 
contention between Mr. Wheelwright and John Underhill, as to 
which should be governor of the new colony,* in which Underhill 
was successful. While this contest was going on, Massachusetts 
absorbed the new colony into its jurisdiction. This caused the 
removal of Mr. Wheelwright to what is now Wells, Me., in 1643, 
of which he was the founder of Town and Church. 

April 17, 1643, Thomas Gorges deeded to Rev. John Wheel- 
wright, pastor of the church at Exeter, 280 acres of upland and 
120 acres of marsh, on the north-east side of Ogunquit river. f 

July 16, 1643, John Wheelwright and others were authorized 

* Sullivan's History of Me., page 232. 
i York Deeds, Vol. 1, page 9._, 


i • 

Rev. John Wheelwright. 1§ 

by Thomas Gorges, Deputy Governor, to admit inhabitants and 
set out their lands.* 

Mr. Wheelwright built his house near the Mousam river. His 
distinguished grand-son, Col. John Wheelwright, tore it down in 
1703-4, and built near its site. Dec. 16, 1643, he wrote to 
Gov. Winthrop, and made a partial apology for his course in 
1637. The Court invited him up to Boston to make his sub- 
mission, but he declined to go on the terms offered. He would 
not agree to all the charges against him, and he refused to go, but 
the Court seems to have been in a complaisant mood, and in May, 
1644, his sentence of banishment was remitted, and he was 
restored to his civil rights. 

The history of Wells is silent for several years. The town did 
not grow. In 1647, he received an invitation to become pastor of 
the church at Hampton, N. H., whither he went and was pastor 
until 1655 or J o6. He went to England in 1656, and renewed his 
acquaintance with his old classmate, Oliver Cromwell, Lord 
Protector of England, who showed him much attention and respect. 
He wrote the church at Hampton, a letter April 20, 1658, in 
which he mentioned his interview with Cromwell, and says he 
"seetned very orthodox and gracious." I have a suspicion that 
the minister may have expected preferment from Cromwell, but 
it did not come. He seems to have lived with his old Boston 
friend, Sir Harry Vane, at Belleau, the most of the time. Crom- 
well died Sept. 3, 1658, and Vane was executed June 4, 1662. 
England did not seem to be a safe place for a friend of either of 
these men, and Mr. Wheelwright returned to New England 
in 1662. 

The same year he was invited to become pastor of the church 
in Salisbury, where he was ordained Dec. 9, 1662, and continued 
until his death. July 15, 1663, he sold one half of his lands in 
Wells, to his son Samuel. f June 16, 1671, he sold his interest 
in his saw-mills at Wells, to John and Francis Littletield.J 

His life at Salisbury was not smooth sailing. There, lived 

• York Deeds, Vol. 2, page 9. 
t York Records, Vol. 1, page 137. 
t York Records, Vol.1. 

20 Bev. John Wheehvright. 

Major Robert Pike* who was his match. Controversies arose 
between them, and neither would yield. Wheelwright excom- 
municated Pike from the church, and Pike summoned Wheel- 
wright to appear before him as a Commissioner of the Province. 
It was a fight in which no quarter was asked or given. Mr. 
Wheelwright at last appealed to the General Court. Com- 
missioners were appointed, who went to Salisbury, and after a 
long and tedious examination into the matter, they reported sub- 
stantially "neither partv." Pike was to be taken back into the 
church and they both agreed "by God's help to bury and forget 
past miscarriages, and live and love in the fear of the Lord." 
I fear it was hard for both. Mr. Wheelwright was now growing 
old, and had outlived all his contemporaries. He died Nov. 15, 
1679, aged above 80 years. His will of May 25, 1679, proved 
Nov. 26, 1679, names son Samuel, son-in-law Edward Rishworth, 
grandchild Edward Lvde and Mary White, daughter of Edward 
Rishworth ; (I have no doubt but that she was Mrs. Rishworth's 
daughter by her first husband) ; Mary Maverick, and grandsons, 
William, Thomas and Jacob Bradbury. His estate was mostly in 
England and in Maine. 

Mr. Wheelwright was a man of pure morals and upright life. 
In point of intellect he stood in the first class of New England 
Clergy. f Doctor Belknap the historian of New Hampshire, says 
he was a "gentleman of piety and zeal." He was given to con- 
troversy, and held his own opinions against all comers. He was 
stigmatized as an Antinomian, whatever that may have been. 
He was probably an extreme Calvinist, and not tolerant or 
"liberal" with those who disagreed with him. He was not that 
kind of man. 

The most astonishing claims have been made claiming him as 
a "liberal !" At the 250th anniversary of the founding of the 
First Church in Braintree now Quincy, (Unitarian) Sept. 29, 1889,+ 
it is stated that he laid the foundation for the "liberal" sentiment # 

• "The new Puritan," an account of Robert Pik° of Salisbury, by his descendant 
James S. Pike of Calais, Maine, Harper & Brothers, 1879, (which is neither fair 
nor just.) 

t Rev. William P. Lunt, D. D. Anniversary sermon at Quincy, Sept. 29, 1839. 

X Proceedings printed. 


Rev. John Wheelwright. 21 

which has so long prevailed in Quincy, and this statement was con- 
tinued through the whole proceedings. And more astonishing still 
are the statements in Mr. Charles Francis Adams' "Three episodes 
of Massachusetts History."* He says "it may be mere accident, 
but those familiar with the subsequent history of the "Mount" 
(now Quincy), have thought they could detect in it the indications 
of the man's power of thus impressing himself upon those about 
him." And again, "it was in the city of Quincy that Mr. Wheel- 
wright ministered, and there is no doubt that his parishioners 
sympathized fully in his views." Mr. Wheelwright began to 
preach there after Oct. 30, 1636, and continued to preach until 
1637. I do not see that he preached there regularly. 
Doctor Luntf thinks he had no house there prior to his row with 
the authorities at Boston. In the list of those disfranchised by 
the General Court in 1637, as friends of Mrs. Hutchinson and 
Mr. Wheelwright, there is not the name of one Mount Wollaston 
man. As a matter of fact I believe the "Parishioners" of Mr. 
Wheelwright moved away as soon as he did. I doubt if there 
was one permanent settler among them. % 

The First Church in Braintree, now Quiucy, was organized Sept. 
17, 1639. Its original covenant was first printed in Rev. John 
Hancock's Centennial sermon, Sept. 16, 1739, and in the church 
records is written in the hand writing of Mr. Hancock, the fol- 
lowing ; 

"N. B. Sept. 16, 1739 being Lord's Day, the First Church in 
Braintree, males and females solemnly renewed the Covenant of 
their fathers, immediately before the participation of the Lord's 
Supper. The text preached upon at the solemnity was 
Isaiah Ixiii : 7." 

In 1811, Rev. Peter Whitney, (Unitarian) pastor of the church, 
at the request of President John Adams, reprinted Mr. Hancock's 

sermon of 1739, but left out the Covenant, for the reason that it 
was "too strongly tinctured with the dogmas of Calvin." 

* Two volumes, 1892. 

t Rev. William P. Lunt, D. D. Anniversary discourses, Sept. 29, 1S39. 

t This article was written by a descendant of the founders of the church in 1639, and 
also of the first Deacon. 

22 Doctor James Payson of Union River. 

The Covenant was an old fashioned Puritan one, of the straitest 
kind, and I do not see that the church changed it prior to 1S00. 

As a matter of fact the Braintree Quincy people were of the 
strictest set of Calvinists up to the settlement of Rev. Lemuel 
Bryant in Sept., 1745. Mr. Wheelwright preached many years 
at Exeter, N. H., Wells, Me., Hampton, N. H., and at Salis- 
bury, Mass. Did any one ever discover in either of those towns, 
for generations, any especial tolerance or liberality? His only 
son Samuel and his more distinguished grandson Col. John, at 
Wells, were of the most Orthodox school. 


Doctor James Paysou was the first regularly educated physi- 
cian on Union River. He appears to have lived in Trenton. 
Where he came from, or whither he went, I know not. 

At a Town Meeting held in Trenton, April 4, 1796, it was 
"voted that James Payson is sent to Penobscot to advise with a 
lawyer concerning the District (what is now Ellsworth) refusing 
to pay their taxes, and that he have ten dollars for his services 
and expense." 

At a Town Meeting held in Trenton, Nov. 3, 1800, James Pay- 
son was chosen Clerk pro tempore ; "voted to send Capt. William 
Blunt to General Court, to have a dockage in their state and 
county taxes ; the adjacent District (Ellsworth) refuse to pay in 
consequence of being set off from the town," "Voted to pay 
Mr. James Payson four dollars in addition to what he has already 
had for his services at Castine." 

Colonel Melatiah Jordan of Ellsworth, named his youngest 
son for him, James Payson Jordan ; born about 1800. 

Some Transactions of Col, Thomas Goldthwait. 23 



In the pages of this magazine mention has from time to time 
been made of Colonel Thomas Goldthwait, who was at one time a 
somewhat prominent figure in Eastern Maine. As commander of 
a frontier outpost situated upon one of the largest rivers in New 
England ; as a proprietor of lands in the joint ownership of which 
he was associated with the Governor of the Province, and as the 
first resident of the Penobscot region to hold a commission as a 
justice of His Majesty's Court of Common Pleas, he perhaps had 
some reason to feel, as he probably did, that he was the most 
important personage then residing in the eastern part of Lincoln 

In the earlier volumes of records of that county his transactions 
in real estate at Fort Pownall can be quite clearly trace 1, and a 
half hour may be profitably passed in the brick vault of the regis- 
try of deeds, by the student of the history of the early days of the 
permanent settlement of English speaking people in the Penob- 
scot region. 

Soon after his appointment to the command of Fort Pownall, 
Goldthwait in company with Governor' Bernard, purchased of 
General Preble, 2,700 acres of land on Penobscot river, which 
the latter had in October, 1762, bought of the heirs of General 
Waldo. The deed from Preble to Goldthwait and Bernard was 
dated 12th November, 1764, and described the land as laid out fc *in 
two parcels, viz.: fifteen hundred seventy-four acres on the neck 
where Fort Pownall stands, and eleven hundred twenty-six acres 
lying and being without the neck in one body, and next adjoining 
thereunto as appears by a plan of said two parcels of land here- 
with delivered : The said Jedediah Preble always reserving and 
excepting for the use of the Government the place whereon the 
Fort stands, and all Buildings belonging to the Government, and 
also excepting and reserving all the Marble and Lime Stone, and 
the Quarries and Ledges thereof laying upon and within the same." 
The consideration named in the deed is .£960, one half of that 

24 Some Transactions of Col. Thomas Goldthwait. 

sum being paid by each of the grantees. It is recorded folio 80 
of volume four. 

Being thus possessed of an interest in this large tract of land 
in the immediate vicinity of Fort Pownall, Goldthwait made 
efforts to have the same taken up and improved by the pioneers 
whom the tide of immigration was then drawing to the lands of 
Acadia, and the new proprietors immediately entered into agree- 
ments with settlers, 4 to occupy that portion of their land "lying and 
being without the neck." The earliest of these settlers seem to 
have been Abner Lowell, Hatevil and Josiah Colson, Stephen 
Littlefleld and John Pierce, who were located upon a row of lots 
surveyed by Joseph Chadwick, and bounded south east easterly 
upon Penobscot river and north west westerly upon land laid out 
for Frankfort Township, of which 

Lot No. 5 appears to have been held by Joshua Treat. 

44 *' 6, (31£ a.) by Abner Lowell, who agreed to buy it 1st 
January, 1765, and who subsequently sold his house 
and improvements to William Crawford to whom the 
land was conveyed by Goldthwait, 24th May, 1773.* 

Lot No. 7, 33| acres by Ichabod Downs Colson, grantee of Gold- 
thwait & Bernard, 22d June, 1767.* 
661 acres by Hatevil and Josiah Colson, who before 
taking a deed of it, "sold their Houses and Improve- 
ments" to William Crawford, to whom Goldthwait 
gave a deed by their request, 24th May, 1773.* 

" " 8, 50 acres, situate "about two Miles North of Fort Pown- 
all," by Stephen Littlefleld, who bought of Goldthwait 
and Bernard by deed dated 24th November, 1766. 
Littlefleld sold to Thomas Goldthwait, Junior, 16th 
March, 1773. f 

" " 9, by John Pierce. 

" " 10, unknown. 

Lot No. 11, laid out for Jonathan Lowder.* 

it (t 19 « <-<• 14 " Li * 

m Vol. 18, Lincol . Deeds. 
t Vol. 9, Lincoln Deeds. 








Some Transactions of Col. Thomas Goldthwait. 25 

Lot No. 13, 131 2 acres conveyed by Goldthwait and Bernard to 

William Crawford 24th November, 1766, "bounded 

southerly on the cut road which divides the Peninsula 

where Fort Pownal stands, from the Continent, 

- Westerly partly on a Cove commonly called the Mill 

Cove * * * easterlv on Penobscot River."* 

Other lots adjacent to Fort Pownall began with that of Benja- 

i min Shute, containing 120 acres bounded southerly and easterly 

on Penobscot river and northerly on: 

Joshua Eustice, 80 acres, fronting easterly on Penobscot river. 
John Oliver, 120 " kt " kt " " 

Henry Black, 100 " " " " 

John Sweetser, 100 " " " " 

John Odam, Sr., 100 " " " u 

John Odam, Jr., 100 " " " " " 

Ail of this row of lots were conveyed in the early part of the 
year 1772,f excepting that to Joshua Eustice, the deed of which 
is dated 10th February, 1775 J. The deed to John Odam, senior, 
conveyed "also the privilege of a stream known by the name of 
Ambroises brook or Beaver brook, with liberty to erect a mill or 
mills thereon, but not to build any Dam upon the said Brook at 
any time that may Damage, or in anyway Incommodate or hurt 
the Meadow adjacent to the said premises belonging to the said 
Thomas Goldthwait, unless the said Goldthwait, his heirs or 
assigns by a writing under his or their hands shall assent thereto." 

Among those who took up land in Frankfort plantation, were 
Joseph Page and Joseph York, who held adjoining lots of 100 
acres each forming a tract bounded "Westerly upon a Stream 
called half way Creek" and situate "near unto a Township called 
Belfast." These men "sold their lots to Goldthwait in the spring 
of the year, 1772.§ 

On the first day of May, 1775, || Goldthwait gave deeds of eight 
other lots in Frankfort Township, as follows: 

Oliver Crary, 250 acre^. beginning at a stake and stones on the 

* Vol. 18, Lincoln Deeds, 
t Vol. 8, Lincoln Deeds, 
t Vol. 16, Lincoln Deeds. 
§ Vol. 8, Lincoln Deeds, 
i Vol. 11, Lincoln Deeds. 



26 Some Transactions of Col. Thomas Goldthwait. 

Bank on the "Northwesterly side of Frank Harbour commonly 
"called Jellison Harbour; from thence running North, 38 Deg., 
"30 min. West three hundred and forty-eight rods to a stake, 
"said stake stands S. S. W., from a black Ash Tree by the side of 
4 a small brook mark'd O. C. & P. P. eight Links distance from 
"said Tree; from thence running South 51 Deg., 30 Mm. West 
"one hundred and twenty-seven Rods Distance to a small spruce 
"Tree marked O. C. said Tree stands on the North easterly Side 
"of a hill ; from thence South 38 Deg., 30 Min. East thirty-six 
"Rods to a Brook ; from thence bounding on said Brook to the 
"Head of the long Cove so called ; then bounding Southeasterly 
"on said Cove until it comes to a Bar called Brig B Island Bar ; 
"thence Northeasterly bounding on Frank Harbour aforesaid to 
"the Bounds first mentioned." 

Peleg Pendleton, 250 acres. 

Nathan Pendleton, 140 " 

Samuel Griffing, 126 " and 175 acres. 

John Latham, 103 " " 100 " 

Langworthy Lamphier, 150 " 

All of these lots were situated "on the Northwesterly side of 
Frank Harbour formerly called Cape Jellison Harbour." 

The total number of acres described in the deeds referred to 
above exceeds that of the land "without the neck" as stated in 
Preble's deed. It does not appear that Goldthwait purchasedany 
other considerable quantity of land than that described in the 
deed from Preble. Hence it is probable that he acquired by fore- 
closure of mortgage several of the lots taken up by early settlers. 
This conclusion is based on the fact that he did not sell all of his 
lands at Fort Pownall during his residence there. His meadow 
of 130 acres, known as Beaver Brook Meadow, lying near Sandv 
Point and adjoining a brook "commonly known by the Name of 
Odam's Mill Stream," was leased in lots from five to ten acres each 
to Benjamin Shute, Henry Black, John Pierce, Jotham French, 
Nathan Lancaster, Daniel Lancaster, John Sweetser, Joshua 
Eustice, John Odam, senior, and others.* 

Colonel Goldthwait did not limit his business operations to the 
land. He engaged in the building and management of vessels. 

Vol. 20, folio 212, Lincoln Deeds. 

Some Transactions of Col. Thomas Goldthwait. 27 

The sloop "Frankfort" of about 94 tons burthen, was owned in 
equal shares by Goldthwait and John Bernard, a son of the 
Governor. From an account stated between them, it is learned 
that the "Frankfort" was in the coasting trade between Fort 
Pownall and Boston in 1768 and 1769. In the fall of 1769 she 
was sent south and was employed by a firm there in the commerce 
between South Carolina and the West Indies on a charter of £'220 
per month. Being returned in May, 1770, she made four round 
trips to Boston, and-on the 2lst November next was sold "with 
her Cargo of Lumber as she lay at Fort Pownall" for £800 law- 
ful money. A year later Bernard began a suit to recover the 
amount due him upon the account with Goldthwait and in the return 
of William Morony, then "resident of Pownalborough, mariner," 
a special deputy sheriff appointed by Sheriff Cushing to serve the 
writ on Goldthwait, it appears that in addition to an attachment 
of the defendant's interest in real estate he "attached the Frame 
of a Vessel on the Stocks together with a quantity of Timber 
belono-ino" to the said Thomas ; Also Three Anchors and two 
Cables together with the Wreck of a Vessel, destroyed by Fire, 
belonging to the said Thomas ; And also I have attached a Sloop 
called the Elk of about Twenty five Tons burthen with all her 
Appurtenances belonging to the said Thomas." 

Like his old time friend, Governor Bernard, Goldthwait, so far 
as he could at his frontier station, seems to have actively opposed 
the movements which led to the establishment of the independence 
of the colonies. He was obliged to seek refuge with the British, 
and from the wooded banks of the Penobscot the scene of his life 
was changed to a little English country village where he could live 
uuder the Government of the King whose authority he had so 
strenuously supported in his native land. His place of residence 
was but a few miles from the capital where he could meet other 
homesick American loyalists who were wont to gather in London 
coffee houses to hear and discuss the latest news from the colonies. 
There in May, 1786, he signed two deeds conveying to Mary 
Archibald, Relict of Francis Archibald, Gentleman, one of his 
former neighbors at Penobscot, certain real estate located at his 
old home in Maine : one is a deed of Beaver Brook Meadow, 
above named, also "about one hundred Acres be it more or less 
being one third of the cleared Land on the Peninsula of Fort 

28 Some Transactions of Col. Thomas Goldthwait. 

Pownall as granted settled and appropriated for the Use and 
behoof of the said Thomas Golclthwait Senior his Heirs and 
assigns by the Heirs and Executors of the late Sir Francis Bern- 
ard Baronet deceased as will appear by an Instrument under their 
Hands bearing date the twenty rlrst of August one thousand seven 
hundred and eighty three, :! * the other deed conveyed 4k a certain 
Grist Mill and Saw Mill standing on a stream or Brook known by 
the Name of Beaver brook on Penobscot River aforesaid near 
Sandy Point late in the possession of John Odam the elder 
together with all the Iron, Iron-work and the Tools belonging to 
said Mills, and the Priviledge of the Stream whereon the Mills 
stand, also one Acre of land adjoining unto the said Saw Mill for 
a yard and where is mo^t convenient. Also free Liberty for 
Egress and regress and to convey anything to and from the said 
Mills from the River aforesaid. To have and to hold the said 
Mills and premises together with all their Appurtenances to the' 
said Mary Archibald and her assigns for and during the Term of 
her natural Life and from and after her decease, to the heirs of 
her Body lawfully begotten or to be gotten. 1 '* In thtse deeds he 
was described as Thomas Goldthwait, the elder, o^ Waithamstow, in 
the County of Essex and Kingdom of Great Britain, Esq.f At 
the same time Thomas Goldthwait, the younger, of Walthamstow, 
conveyed to Mrs. Archibald the lot No. 8 of fifty acres which he 
purchased of Stephen Littlefield in 1773.* 

Before these last conveyances, Colonel Goklthwait's interest in 
the land at Penobscot which had been jointly owned by himself 
and Governor Bernard, had passed by levy of execution to the 
heirs of Ezekiel Goldthwait, of Boston, which levy was made 1st 
January, 1784, "upon a certain Lot of Land containing two hun- 
dred Acres, and bounded southeasterly on Penobscot River, south- 
west wardly on Lands purchased by Joshua Treat of Charles 
Curtis, Northerly on Lands belonging to Benjamin Shute, and 
Northwesterly by the Plantation of Frankfort, which Lut is com- 
monly called the Brickyard Lot. Also another parcel of land 
containing two hundred Acres and bounded as followeth, viz. : 

* Vol. 20, Lincoln Deeds. 

+ Sabine's sketch of Goldthwait states that "early in the war he embarked for Nova 
Scotia, was shipwrecked on the passage, aud perished." These deeds show that Ciold- 
thwait was liviug in England alter the Revolutionary War. 

Some Transactions of Col. Thomas Goldthwait. 29 

Easterly and Northerly on lands purchased by William Crawford 
and Jonathan Lowder, Southerly on a Place called Cape Jellison 
Harbour, on Penobscot Bay and Westerly and northwesterly on 
the Plantation of Frankfort aforesaid. Also another Tract or 
parcel of land with the Buildings and appurtenances containing 
one thousand five hundred and seventy-four Acres bounded as 
folio we th, viz: Northerly on Land of William Crawford, Easter- 
ly on Penobscot River and Westerly on Penobscot Bay aforesaid 
and includes within said Boundaries the whole of the Point or 
Peninsula on which Fort Pownal formerly stood and Cape Jellison 
aforesaid of all which Pieces or parcels of Land the said Thomas 
Goldthwait is Tenant in Common with the Heirs or legal Repre- 
sentatives of the late Sir Francis Bernard, Baronet, dec'ed, viz : 
the said Thomas Goldthwait of the undivided half part of each 
and every of the said Parcels of Land aforesaid," as appears by 
the return of Benjamin Shute, Henry Black and Joshua Treat by 
whom Goldthwait's interest in the land described was appraised 
at £617, 4s.* 

The widow and heirs of Ezekiel Goldthwait seem to have held 
under the levy until 6th May, 17b9, when they all, excepting 
Elizabeth Bacon, wife of John Bacon of Stockbridge, Berkshire 
county, joined in a deed to Robert Hitchborn, of Boston, convey- 
ing all that they held under the levy. Hitchborn soon after 
made an agreement with the Committee on the sale of Unappro- 
priated Lands in the County of Lincoln to purchase one undivided 
half part of the lands, described in the appraisers' return on the 
Goldthwait execution "late, the property of Sir Francis Bernard 
Bart, a Conspirator, but now belonging to the Commonwealth." 
The agreement signed by the Committee was dated June 9th 1789, 
and provided "that if the said Lands shall hereafter appear to 
have been legally purchased by any other person of the Sir Fran- 
cis Bernard " the instrument was to be void and of no effect. 

During his residence at Fort Pownall, Colonel Goldthwait 
appears to have acted as agent for General Waldo's heirs as 
shown by the deed from Richard Stimpson, of Belfast, to Joshua 
Walker of* Woolwich, both in the County of Lincoln, of "a Tract 
of Land containing one hundred Acres, lying on Penobscot 

• Vol. 17, folio 150, Lincoln Deeds. 

30 Some Transactions of Col. Thomas G-oldthivait. 

River near a Stream called Sawerdebscoke in the County afore- 
said, being Part of a Parcel of land granted by Patent to the 
Council of Plymouth in the County of Devon in England, which 
was re-conveyed by the said Council unto John Beauchaaip and 
Thomas Leverett, Esqrs., of Great Britain, dec'd and afterwards 
became the Property of the Honorable Brig'r Samuel Waldo of 
Falmouth deceased, whose heirs took Possession thereof in Order 
to make a Settlement of the same and authorized Thomas Goldth- 
wait of Fort Pownall in said County of Lincoln, Esq. to begin a 
Settlement thereon at or near Sawerdebscoke aforesaid and to set- 
tle ten Families there, with Liberty to him to give one hundred 
Acres of land to each Family that should settle and perform such 
Conditions as should be enjoined them by the said Goldthwait. 
Therefore, I the said Richard Stimpson, having by Permission 
settled upon the said Land and become eno-acred to the said 
Goldthwait to build a house thereon, not less than 18 feet by 20 
feet Square and 7 feet Post, also clear fit for tillage, 6 acres of 
Land within 5 vears from the 5th day of June, 1770, and do my 
Proportion towards Roads and other necessary Duty to bring for- 
ward the s'd settlement, do hereby .... sell and convey 
the said Lott unto the said Josh Walker, and which is bounded 
as follows. Northerlv on a Lott laid out for Gustavus Swan, East- 
erly on Penobscot River, Southerly on Land unappropriated and 
Westerly on Lands unappropriated." This deed,* dated 13th July, 
1773, had the following certificate endorsed upon it, to wit : 

I do hereby certify, That the within named Richard Stimpson, 
settled at Sawerdebscokef as one of the ten settlers permitted by 
the Honorable Thomas Flucker and Isaac Winslow, Esqs., heirs 
to Brig'r Waldo. 

Fokt Pownall, July 13th 1773. 


* Vol. 11, loliu 194. Liucuiu Deeds, 
t Now Hampden. 


Foxcroft, Maine, Notes. 31 


This Township was No. 5, R. 7, North of the Waldo Patent. 
It was run out by Samuel and Stephen Weston of Skowhegan, in 
1794, and contained 17,915 acres. June 24, 1794, Bowdoin Col- 
lege was incorporated, and was given five townships of land, viz: 
Dixmont, Sebec, Foxcroft, Guilford and Abbot. In Oct., 1800, 
Col. Joseph E. Foxcroft and Thomas Johnson, both of New 
Gloucester, explored the township. January 22, 1801, Col. Fox- 
croft bought it of William Martin, Rev. Elijah Kellogg and 
Isaac Parker, all of Portland, a committee of the College, for 
87,940, or about 45 cents per acre. Col. Foxcroft immediately 
began to promote the settlement of the town, by building mills 
and making roads, and for many years visited and encouraged 
the settlers in every way. He sold lands to the settlers on favora- 
ble terms. His lands remaining unsold up to 1827, were sold at 
auction July 4, 1827. 

Feb. 29, 1812, the town was incorporated and named Foxcroft. 
I find on Penobscot County Records, Vol. IV, page 47, the follow- 
ing deed recorded . 

"Whereas the Town of Foxcroft . . . has taken that name 
without the solicitation or wish of, but as it is understood in 
compliment to the Grantor hereafter mentioned .... I, 
Joseph Ellery Foxcroft in consideration aforesaid and of one dol- 
lar to me paid, grant to the inhabitants of Foxcroft, for the use 
of schools forever, Lot No. 6, R. 5, containing 100 acres more 
or less. . . . Provided, nevertheless, and it is hereby under- 
stood that if the inhabitants or their successors should hereafter 
take, or have imposed upon them any other corporate name than 
the present, then this deed is to be void." 

January 1, 1816. 


Col. Foxcroft was one of the most eminent citizens of New Glou- 
cester, and of Cumberland County. Representative to the General 
Court almost continuously from 1803, to 1811. Member of the 
Constitutional Convention 1819-20. Senator 1821, and Sheriff of 
Cumberland County. Overseer of Bowdoin College 1821 to 
1834. Peleg W. Chandler says of him, that he was a model pub- 
lic officer. He died Sept. 1, 1852, aged 79 years. 

32 Col. Benjamin Foster and Family, of Machias. 



In the account of the family of Col. Benjamin Foster, Vol. 
VIII, page 152, you have followed the Machias Centennial which 
was wrong in some respects. 

Jacob Foster, oldest son of Col. Ben. Foster, married first, 
Elizabeth Howard of Bridge water, Mass. The first born child of 
this marriage was Betsey, the second. Howard and I think Nahum 
was a child of the first wife. Whether this wife died before 
Jacob moved from East Machias, I cannot say. Betsey, his oldest 
daughter, lived with her grandfather, Col. Ben. Foster, at East 
Machias. It is this same Betsey who is spoken of in the genealogy 
of the Foster family, published in the Maine Historical Magazine, 
as the eleventh child of Col. Ben. Foster. The Machias Centen- 
nial also makes this same mistake. She married Joshua Burr of 
Bridgewater, Mass. Joshua Burr was the vounsrest brother of 
Phebe Burr, who married John Foster, son of Col. B. Foster. 
Joshua and Betsey Burr lived in Trenton, Me. They had three 
children that I know, perhaps more. Their daughter Nancy 
married Henry Foster (cousin), youngest son of John and Phebe 
Foster. One son was born to them, William H., who lives at 

The brothers Jacob and John Foster went to Boston during 
the Revolutionary War. They worked in that vicinity at gun- 
making and lived for some time in Bridgewater, Mass. Here 
they both married wives and returned with them to East Machias, 
Me. This occurred in 1781, or 82. 

The marriage of Mary Foster and John C. Talbot took place 
Dec. 2d, 1810, and not as you have printed it, Oct. 27, 1809, 

Susan H. Talbot, 
The "Bristol ," Boylston Street, Boston. 

Muster Roll of the Company of Capt. Geo. Berry. 33 


FORT .POINT, 1759. 


(Communicated by Stanley D. Gray of Exeter, N. II.') 

A Muster roll of the Company in His Majesty's service under 
the command of Geo. Berry. These men were all enrolled April 
1, 1759, and their term of enlistment expired July 16. 1759, when 
many of them re-enlisted. Their service was at Fort Pownall and 
on Penobscot river above.* The Captain received £5 per month, 
the Lieutenants £o 6s ; Ensign £2 10s 3d ; Sergeants £2 and one 
40 shillings ; Corporals 38 shillings except Corporal Davis, who 
had 30 shillings ; Drummer 38 shillings and Privates 36 shillings 
all per month. 

The officers were: George Berry, f Major and Captain; Alexander 
Nickels! and Jacob Brown, Lieutenants ; Joshua Treat, Ensign ; 
Benjamin Herrick, Robert Emerson, Moses McKenney, Zebulon 
Steward, Sergeants; John Davis, Isaac McKenney, Joseph Getcheli 
and Solomon Larrabee, Corporals ; Edward Brown, Drummer. 

privates. § 

Thomas Larrabee, Joseph Strout, 

Richard Libby, Nathaniel Milliken, 

Henry Boothby, William Jameson, 

William Mitchell, James Berry, 

David Burnham, Benjamin Foss, 

William Dyer, Levi Dyer, 

Ephraim Carter, Anthony Dyer, 

Francis Lecompt, Edward Doane, 

Jeremiah Story, John Coll, 

Thomas Milliken, Elisha Bucklin, 

— Bartholomew Bryant, Jacob Brown, 

Jonathan Freeman, Joseph Frost, 

Jonathan Nason, Joshua Jordan, 

Shadrach Watson, Joseph Jordan, 

John Parker, Jonathan lilifrius, (Blethen) 

• Bangor Historical Magazine, Vol. VII, page 61. 

t George Berry, Jr., born Kittery, 1706; moved to Falmouth, now Portland, 1732; 
wan Captain in French War, 1747; Selectman, 1753-54. He died early in 1776. 

t Alexander Nickels was a distinguished citizen of Bristol. 

$ These men were mostly from Falmouth, Cape Elizabeth, Scarborough, Biddeford 
»nd Georgetown. 


Maine State Grange, 1893. 

Daniel Pettengell, 
John Mirick, 
Samuel Ray, 
William Ray, 
Nathaniel Fickett, 
John McKenney, 
William Green, 
Samuel Finney, 
Joseph Gross, 
Anthony Starbird, 
William Starbird, 
Reuben Gray, 
Thomas Guston, (?) 
Joshua Gray, 
Andrew Gray, 
John Gray, 
Daniel Spencer, 
William Webster, 
John Hunnewell, 
Japhet Hill, 
John Locke, 
William Lunt, 
David Buckston, 
John Maslin, ( ?) 
William Sawyer, 
Samuel Davis, 
Nath'l Starbird, 
Samuel Larrabee, 
William Stubbs, (died) 

David Bavley, 
James Libbee, 
Robinson Crockett, 
Thomas Small, 
Aaron Bickford, 
John Wells, 
Thomas Wells, 
Job Sawyer, 
Thomas White, 
Levi Strout, 
John Strout, 
Thomas Strout, 
Jacob Strout, 
Stephen Larrabee, 
Jonathan Jordan, 
Francis Jackson, 
Joseph Blanchard, 
John York, 
John Milliken, 
Jon a Carle, 
Nathaniel Parker, 
Samuel Clark, %s 
Joseph Pomroy, 
William Knights, 
Samuel Stewart, 
John Good, 
William Read, (?) 
James Davis, 
Edward Milliken, 
Daniel Whittam. 


At the annual meeting of the Maine State Grange held at 
Dover, Dec. 26, 1893, the retiring master, Mr. M. B. Hunt, deliv- 
ered an address in which he said, referring to the Listing Bill 
before the last Legislature: "All persons who oppose the Listing 
Bill, show by their acts that they desire to hold undue advantage 
over the medium classes, and an unwillingness to be fair and just." 

Some time last year this Mr. Hunt wrote a letter in which he 
said that the members of the Legislature who opposed this Bill 
"have simply shown how unscrupulous and unfair they are." It 
is a matter of congratulation that the State Grange has elected 
the Hon. Edwara Wiggin of Presque isle, Master in the place of 
Hunt. Mr. Wiggin is a gentleman who will not stigmatize all 
who disagree with him as "dishonest, unscrupulous and unfair." 

V 637383 

Uarliest Marriages Recorded in Machias. 35 


(From loose papers in Town Clerk's Office.) 


The oldest book of records contains the date of the filing of Inten- 
tions, and in a few cases the statement of marriage and the name of the 
minister or justice who officiated, but no dates of marriages are given 
for several years. The autograph reports supply this deficiency in part. 


James Lyon, son of Zopher Lyon of Newark, in East New Jersey, 
born the 1st of Jul v. 1735, and Martha Holden, daughter of Daniel 
Holden of Cape Ma}', in West New Jersey, and born the 24th of 
December, 1749, were married February the 18th, 1768. 

Children bom in Onslow, Nova Scotia. 

Ludlam, Jan. 1, 1769. 
Phebe, Sept. 26, 1770. 

Bom in Machias, Mass. (Province of Maine.) 

James, Sept. 1, 1772. 

Jeremiah, Jan. 26^ 1775 ; d. Sept. 13, 1783. 

Martha, May 1, 1777. 

Hannah, Nov. 15, 1779. 

Henry, May 29, 1782. 

Sarah Shannon, June 28, 1784. 

Amelia, Oct. 17, 1786. 


Joseph Averill and Sarah Stone, both of Machias, April 11, 1776. 

Capt. John Long and Sarah Scott of Machias, August 8, 1776. 

Benjamin Pettegrew and Eunice Larrabee of Machias, April 8, 1777. 

Benjamin Foster and Ruth Scott of Machias, April 20, 1777. 

Ludwick Hoi way and Martha Eliot, widow, of Machias, April 27, 

Elisha Ingersoll (?) Finney and Remember Evans, both of Chandlers 
River, June 3, 1777. 

Eathan Waterhouse Comstock of New London, Conn., and Molly 
Adams, widow, of Machias, June 22, 1777. 

Benjamin Harmon and Sarah Hill, both of Machias, Nov. 20, 1777. 

Simeon Woodward, late a British soldier, and Dolly Draket of Cape 
Bay, March 12, 1778. 

James Noble Shannon and Chloe Ayer, widow, of Cumberland, Nova 
Scotia, May 14, 1778. 

* There was printed in volume VI, page 143 of this magazine "Machias Marriages" 
which were sent to me as such. They were probably ''Intentions of Marriage." 


36 Earliest Marriages Recorded in Machias. 

Thomas Harvey, soldier, and Elizabeth Bryant of Machias, August 4, 

John McDonald and Hannah Allen, October 6, 1778. 
John Archer and Elizabeth Tupper, November 18, 1778. 
Josiah Libbee and Sarah Holmes of Machias, November 26, 1778. 
Lewis Delesdernier and Sarah Brown of Pleasant River, January 16, 

Matthias Coffin and Jean Wass, both of Township No. 6, January 
18, 1780. 

Daniel Small of No. 6 and Elizabeth Tucker of No. 5, January 25, 

James Eastman and Margaret Bryant, February 18, 1780. 

Doctor Edwards and Silence Holmes, both of this place, April 20, 

Hebberd Hunt of Passamaquoddy and Lydia Hix of Mispecka, May 
17, 1780. 

Nathan Dresson and Elizabeth Rummery, both of Passamaquoddy, 
July 4, 1780. 

Robert Gates of Narraguagus and Mary Holmes of Machias, Sept. 1, 

Joseph Newman and Charity Young, both of Passamaquoddy, Nov. 
9, 1780. 

William Crow and Mary Cary of Passamaquoddy, Nov. 13, 1780. 

Stephen Fountain and Abigail Ricker, of Passamaquoddy, Nov. 13, 

James Archibald of Machias and Fanny Campbell of Narraguagus, 
August, 1780. 

Jonathan Berry and Hannah Knight, both of Machias, Nov. 4, 1781, 
Timothy Andrews of Little Machias and Ann Clarke of Cape Ann. 

March 4, 1782. 

Hugh Davis of Salem and Sarah Richardson of Machias, June 6, 


Silvanus Sevey of Machias, and Lidia Gates of Narraguagus, 
Aug.—, 1782. 

John Munson and Sarah Niles, both of Machias, May 18, 1783. 
Benjamin Getchell of Schoodic and Mehitable Meserve of Machias, 
Aug. 26, 1783. 

Obed Libbee of this place and Polly Hill of Black Point, Sept. — , 

Charles Randell and Bathsheba Bean, both of Chandler's River, Nov. 

15, 1785. 

James Crocker and Rebekah Berry, both of Machias, Dec. 3, 1795. 
John Sanborn and Elizabeth Parker, both of Machias, Sept. 28, 1786. 
Enoch Sanborn and Hannah Dav, widow, both of Machias, Oct. 15, 

John Blyther and Sarah Foss, both of Machias, Oct. 16, 1786. 
Josiah Wilson, Jr., and Jerusha Drisko, both of Pleasant River, Nov. 

16, 1786. 

Earliest Marriages Recorded in Machias, 37 

Thomas Thorp and Eunice Kelley, widow, both of Machias, March 
29, 1787. 

Stephen Smith, Jr. and Hannah Hill, both of Machias, Aug. 30, 1787. 


Michael Dowdall and Amy Morse. Aug. 5, 1788. 

Noah Mitchel and Molly Foss, Sept. 14, 1788. 

Marshall Thaxter and Lucy Drew, Oct. 2, 1788. 

Josiah Phinney, and Sarah Meserve, March 19, 1789. 

Philbrook Brown and Anna Gardner, March 22, 1790. 

William Chase and Lucy Smith, June 20, 1790. 

Capt. Jonas Farnsworth and Peggy Lewis, late of Ipswich, June 23, 

Aaron Sevey and Susannah Gardner, Aug. 18, 1790. 

Josiah Hitchins and Mrs. Sarah Hill, Sept. 14, 1790. 

Jacob Noyes of Newburyport and Rhoda Richardson of this place, 
Dec. 1, 1790. 

Aaron Hanscom and Rhoda Smith, Dec. 9, 1790. 

Abijah Foster and Apphia Talbot, Dec. 12, 1790. 


David Finnev and Mary Stephens of Pleasant River, June 26, 1791. 

Jacob Penniman and Polly Buraam of this place, Nov. 10, 1791. 

Francis Miller of this place and Mrs. Lidia Whitney, late of Black 
Point, Jan. 30, 1792. 

Joel Foster and Polly West of this place, May 17, 1792. 

Samuel Foster and Comfort Scott of this place, June 5, 1792. 

Andrew Hovey and Mary Singley of this place, June 14, 1792. 

Dan'l Foster and Mrs. Betsey Hawes of this place, Dec. 2, 1792. 
. Joseph Foss and Ruth Fogg of this place, Dec. 23, 1792. 


Marriages by Joseph Pierpont, Justice of the Peace, Plantation No. 22.* 

John Howard to Widow Sarah Libby, both of Buck's Harbor, May 
10, 1790. 

Samuel Suel Merrit to Sarah Tupper. both of Plantation No. 22, 
June 14, 1790. 

Nath'l Cavelv Kelly to Abigail Kellv, both of Plantation No. 22, 
Oct. 17, 1790. 

Arthur Hill Gilmore to Mary Knight, both of Plantation No. 22, 
April 3, 1791. 

Christopher Wass to Mary Dyer, both of Plantation No. 5, April 7, 
1791. « 

William Tibbetts of Plantation No. 6,f to Eliz. McDonald of 
Plantation No. 22, April 5, 1792. 

"Levi Booker marriage to Elizabeth Watts was before the existence 
of the county, therefore omitted in this certificate." 

• Plantation No. 22, now Jonesborough. 
t Plantation No. 6, now Addison. 


38 Earliest Marriages Recorded in Machias, 


Marriages by Stephen Jones, Esq. 

Patrick Ennis and Pauline Obriau, both of Machias, Dec. 31, 1792. 
Eliakim Perkins and Peggy Bean, both of Plantation No. 22. March 
23, 1793. 

Joseph Bryant and Lydia Beal, both of Plantation No. 22, April 22, 

Francis Miller and Sarah Conners, both of Machias, April 29. 1798. 

John Palmer and Mercy Albee, both of Machias, May 17, 1798. 

Jonathan Longfellow jun. and Peggy Longfellow, both of Machias, 
Dec. 29, 1798. 


Marriages by George Stillman, Justice of the Peace. 

Abner Larrabee and Jenny Chase, July 19, 1792. 

Samuel Goodale and Deliverance Macomb, June 17, 1794. 

Isaac Hanscom and Betsey Pineo, July 27, 1794. 

Joseph Larrabee and Sally Foster, Aug. 7, 1794. 

Jonathan Pineo and Betsy Bracy, Oct. 23, 1794. 

Samuel Brown and Hannah Chase, Nov. 13, 1794. 

Eliakim West and Polly Hall, March 28, 1795. 

Edward Clark and Huldah Hoit, April 1(3, 1795. 

Otis Pineo and Louis Hanscom, Oct. 1, 1795. 

David Gardner and Lidia Stephens, Dec. 3, 1795. 

Eleazer Chase and Alice Hall, April 12, 1796. 

Ebenezer Ayers and Sally Scott, April 17, 1796. 

William Sanborn and Polly Crocker, May 22, 1796. 

Marshall Thaxter and Susanna Sevey, July 17, 1796. 

Amly Nash and Hannah Foss, July 26, 1796. 

John Day and Betsey Tebbits, Nov. 6, 1796. 

Jirah Phinney and Rebecca Toby, Oct. 19, 1797. 

Robert Eliot and Ruth Scott, Oct. 25, 1797. 

David Pineo and Priscilla Hill, Dec. 13, 1797. 

James Miller and Phebe Fogg, Dec. 17, 1797, of Plantation No. 22. 

Machias Republican. 

Deacon Francis Brown, born in Newbury, Mass., Feb. 9, 1779 ; 
died in Brownville, June 19, 1854. 

Sylvester Cottrel, died in St. John or St. Stephens, N. B., March 
20, 1830, nged 88; wife Margaret died Oct. 20, 1833. aged 84. (For- 
merly of Isiesborough.) 

John Hopps, died in St. Stephens, N. B., Nov. 6, 1845, aged 86. A 
native of Albany, N. Y. 

Doctor Abiel Perry, died in Exeter, Nov. 14, 1836, aged 60; wife 
Sarah died Sept. 3, 1822, aged 36. (Formerly of Orriugtou.) 

Peter Pushor, died in Plymouth, April 15, 1851, aged 89 years, 
9 months. 


Marriages and Intentions of Man luge in Brewer. 39 



Jacob Babcock of Mattawamkeag and Sally Gorden, published May 
1, 1812. 

Cyrus Rice and Hannah Wiswell of Orrington, published April 25, 

Christopher Jackson and Nancy Gordon, married Jan. 27, 1812. 
Solomon Rowe of Eddington and Sally Lancaster of Jacksontown, 
married Dec. 13, 1812. 

Capt. John Wooderson and Matilda Dole of Orrington, published 
Oct. 17. 1813. 

Uzziah Kendall aud Abigail Wilson of Belfast, published June 10, 

David Perham, Esquire, and Miss Betsey Barnard of Acton, Mass., 
published June 10, 1814. 

Silas Hatch and Charity Young of Corinth, published Nov. 26, 1814. 
Benj. Weed and Olive Severance, published Jan. 6, 1815. 
Ben Silsby of Bingham and Polly Mann, published Jan. 28, 1815. 
Zebulon Oilman and Rachel Blagden, published Jan. 28, 1815. 
Walter Clayton and Tamar Rice, 1814. 

Asa Libbv and Rachel Coombs, both of No. 8, published July 21, 

Jesse Ross and Submit Bond, published June 5, 1817. 
John Rogers and Phebe Weeks of Kittery, published Oct. 3, 1817. 
Joseph G. Eldridge and Anna Tourtillot of Passadumkeag, published 
May 5, 1819. 

John Tozier of No. 8, and Wealthy L. Gregory, published Oct. 5, 

John Miller and Lydia Burton, both of No. 8, published May 1, 1820. 
Jeremiah Trueworthv and Deborah Peakes, both of No. 8, published 
May 18, 1820. 

Levi Smith and Priscilla Smith, married, 1818. 

Doct. Theodore Doe and Martha Haskell of Deer Isle, published 
June 5, 1821. 

Moses Adam3, Esq., (M. D.) and Nancv Phillips, both of No. 8, 
published Nov. 30, 1821. 

Oliver Joss and Sally Cary of Hampden, published Mar. 16, 1822. 

Henry Trussell of Orland and Ruth Baker, published May 4, 1822. 

Abner Brooks and Mary Rowel, married Nov. 2, 1822. 

William Gullifer and Elie. S. Hutchins, married, 1822. 

Moses Ingalls and Mrs. Mary Knight, married, 1822. 

Doct. Theodore Doe and Cordelia Blake, published May 11, 1823. 

Archelaus Jackson of Sangerville and Eleanor Potter, published Nov, 
3, 1823. 


First Meeting House in Perry. 


BUILT IN 1829. 

A petition to Robinson Palmer, Esq., a Justice of the Peace, dated 
March 29th, 1828, requesting him to grant a warrant for the petitioners 
to meet and incorporate themselves as The Proprietors of the First 
Parish Meeting House in Perry, for the purpose of erecting a meeting 
house in said town, was signed by James Stickney, Peter Goulding, 
Solomon Potter, James Potter, and Robinson Palmer. A warrant 
was issued to James Stickney to notify and warn the male Proprietors 
of the First Parish Meeting House in Perry to assemble at the school- 
house in District number two, on Monday the seventh day of April, 
1828, at one o'clock in the afternoon, for the purpose of incorporating 
themselves into a society. The meeting Was held and Peter Goulding 
chosen Moderator, and Robinson Palmer, Clerk; Robinson Palmer, 
Peter Goulding and Thompson Lincoln, Assessors ; Otis Lincoln, 
Treasurer; Solomon Potter, Peter Goulding, Tnompson Lincoln, John 
Gleason and Nathaniel Stoddard were chosen a committee to superin- 
tend the building of a meeting-house; Peter Loring, Jr., John Dudley 
and James Stickney were chosen Auditors. 

The following persons were voted in as members of the parish : 

John Dudley, 
Isaac Loring, 
Peter Loring, Jr., 
Jethro Brown, 
Samuel Cook, 
Nathaniel Stoddard, 
Eliphalet Olmstead, 
John Trott, 
John Lake, 
James Nutt, 
Charles Stoddard, 
Elijah Loring, 
William Reed, 
James Trott, 
Benjamin Trott, 
John Carew, 
William Nutt, 
Benjamin Kendall, 
Sylvanus Leland, 
Leslie Coulter, 
Edward Hearty, 
Mark P. Bulmer, 
John Moore, 
Samuel Norwood, 
John Curtis, 
Thomas Hibbard, 

Simon Potter, 
William Bugbee, 
Bela Loring, 
David Pottle, 
John Pottle, 
Peter Loring, 
Benajah Lesure, 
Josiah Trott, 
Ephraim C. Trott, 
Josiah H. Trott, 
William Bugbee, Jr., 
Levi Goulding, 
Aaron Frost, 
Benjamin Frost, Jr., 
Thomas Frost, 
Jotham Ripley, 
Thomas Hibbard, Jr., 
John Hibbard, 
John Trott, Jr., 
John P. Mahar, 
Moses Lincoln, 
Thomas Trickey, 
Samuel Stoddard, 
Stephen Stoddard, 
Solomon Lincoln, 
John Loring, 

Hon. John J. Bell, of Exeter, N. IL 41 

Ichabod Stoddard, Edward Bugbee, 

Benjamin Frost, Samuel Trott, 2d, 

William Frost, Otis Lincoln, Jr., 

Samuel Trott, Robinson Lincoln, 

Samuel Frost, 2d, Benjameu Frost, 

William Wentworth. Jerome Loring, 

Mark Leightou, Edward Searles, 

Richard Crowny, Erastus Stanhope, 

Charles Frost, William D. Dana, 

Robert Patterson, John Cox. 

— Eastport Sentinel. 



John James Bell of Exeter, N. H., formerly a resident of 
Maine, and recently President of the New Hampshire Historical 
Society, died very suddenly at Manchester, N. H., August 22, 
1893. He was born at Chester, N. H., October 30, 1827, tho 
elder son of Chief Justice Samuel D. and Mary (Healey) Bell. 
The Bell family has been well known for a long time in New 
Hampshire. Matthew Bell, a native of Scotland, removed to 
Ireland. His son John, born 1679, near Colrain, Ireland, was 
about 1719, one of the early settlers of Londonderry, N. H., and 
died there July 8, 1743. His youngest son John, who was born 
August 15, 1730, died at Londonderry, November 30, 1825. He 
wau State Senator, 1786, 1787, 1788, 1789. Of his sons, Samuel 
and John were Governors of New Hampshire. Samuel was also 
Judge of the Supreme Court, and United States Senator. He 
was the father of Samuel D. Bell and of James, a graduate of 
Bowdoin, who died Ib57, while U. S. Senator. John J. Bell 
received 1847, the degree of L. L. B. at Harvard College, and 
was admitted to the Bar in 1848. He practiced law two years in 
New Hampshire, and came in 18-50, to Carmel, Penobscot County, 
Maine, where he was an Attorney and also managed and disposed 
of a large tract of land belonging to his father. In 1864, he 
returned to New Hampshire and settled at Exeter. He was a 

42 Hon. John J, Bell, of Exeter, N. E. 

member of the Constitutional Convention of 1876. In 1877, he 
was appointed Judge of the Police Court of Exeter. He was 
Representative in the Legislature, for the biennial sessions of 
1883, 1885, 1887 and 1891 — served on important committees and 
was an able debater. 

Judge Bell was one of the Commissioners to establish the boun- 
dary line between Massachusetts and New Hampshire, Judge 
Henry Carter of Haverhill, Mass., formerly of Portland, being 
also a Commissioner. In 1868, he became a member of the New 
England Historic Genealogical Society. He was an active mem- 
ber of the New Hampshire Historical Society, and served as 

Secretary and Vice President, also as Piesident, June, 1891, to 
June 1893. The Honorary degree of A. M. was conferred upon 
him by Dartmouth College. He was an officer of the Second 
Congregational Church at Exeter, a member of the American 
Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, and in 1892, was a 
delegate to the National Council of Congres'ationalists. For 


more than forty years, he was a very prominent Free Mason and 
for many years a member and presiding officer of Temperance 
organizations. In 1874, to 1875, he travelled abroad. He 
delivered an oration at ''Hampton's Quarter-Millenial'' and an 

address upon the Rockingham County Bar in the days of Webster 
and Mason. By the death, in 1889, of his brother Samuel N. 
Bell (M. C. 1871-3 and 1875-7,) he received a large addition to 
his estate ; was chosen a director in several Railroads and Presi- 
dent of four of the same. He was President of the Exeter 
Manufacturing Company and of the State Board of Trade. He 
married, April 13, 1831, Cora L., daughter of Hervey Kent of 
Exeter. His widow and two sons, Samuel and John, survive. 
Amid the regrets of all who knew him, his busy, useful life has 
closed, a life creditable to his family, his State and to himself. 

Edward P. Burkham, Saco. 

Record of Marriages in Pownalborougli, 43 


1787 TO 1794. 


By Thomas Moore, Minister of the Gospel. 

1787, Jan. 22, Daniel McKenney and Easter Williamson. 
Feb. 15, John Shorey and Jane Boyinton. 

20, Sam'l Hilton and Nancy Hopkins, both of a place 
called Ball Town.* 

March 4, Thomas Rogers and Martha Spafford. 

28, Abraham Chote and Abagail Norris, both of a place 
called Ball Town.* 
April 12, Peter Bryson and Elizabeth Huse. 

22, John Frizell and Hannah Curtis. 
May 23, Abraham Heath and Mary Brand, both belonging to 

the head of Sheepscot river. 
June 19, Joseph Hilton and Sarah McKenney. 
July 1, Sampson Sheaf of Woolwich and Elizabeth Chase. 
August 2, Jacob Pressey and Sarah Cushin. 

6, Joseph Oakes and Betheney Elmes. 
Sept. 17, Benjamin Waldo and Rachel Perrey. 
" 25, Benaiah Booker and Lydia Galloway. 
27, James Clarck and Hannah Clarck. 
Oct. 6, William Foster and Jane Williamson. 

23, Moses Carleton, Junior, and Abigail Waters of New- 
Dec. 16, David Pay son and Bettey Payson. 

30, Joseph Peuries (?) and Betty Colbey. 
Jan'y 6, Sam'll Chapman and Salley Grey. 

10, Joshua Boynton and Bettey Hilton. 

1788, Jan'y 31, Ebenezer Gove and Prudence Davis, both of Edge- 

April 4, David Trask and Elizabeth Gove, both of Edgecomb. 
June 5, Isaac Hilton and Nabby Howard. 
July 4, John Cunningham and Mary Murray, both of Newcastle. 

1787, April — Joseph Tarr and Albiei Cooper, both of Newcastle. 
Nov. 8, Isaac Farmsworth and Polly Webster, both of Edgecomb. 
Jan'y 4, Samuel Lang and Frana Dammon, both of Edgecomb. 
Dec. 5, James Colby and Mary Wood, both of Edgecomb. 

1788, Jan'y 3, David Gove of Edgecomb and Lyda Alley of Boothbay. 

By Thomas Rice, Justice of the Peace. 
1788, March 3, John Thompson and Ann Brookings. 

Note. When no town is named tbe person belongs in Powualborough. 

* Now Whitefield or Jefferson. 


44 Record of Marriages in Poicnalbo rough. 

By Jonathan Bowman, Just. Pads. 

1780, March 16, Richard Kidder and Hannah Eastman. 

1781, June 19, Elijah Robinson of Bowdoinham and Abigail Norcross. 
Dec. 31, George Marson and Molly McGown. 

1782, June 1, Jonathan Hatch of Bowdoinham and Peggy Marson. 
March 6, Benj. Noble of Kennebeck and Sarah Doe. 

Dec. 8, John Sibley aud Jane Pochard.* 

1784, August 16. Samuel Emerson and Mirabah Cressey. 

Sept. 8, Daniel Lingham of Sandy Rivert and Elizabeth Emerson. 
June 22, John de Poleresky, Esq., and Nancy Pochard. 
1782, March 21, William Springer of Bath and Mary Norcross of 

1785, Nov. 29, James Dudley of Pittston and Sybel Chenney. 

1786, June 19, Thomas Owen and Hannah Nocross, both of Pittston. 
March 23, Gardiner Williams of Pittston and Polly Wass. 

1789, Feb. 19, Moses King and Polly Pochard. 

1787, Sept. 20, Nathan Hatch of Bowdoinham and Anna Goodwin. 

1788, June 17, Francis Rittal, Jr., and Betsey Mayers. 

19, Jeremiah Goodwin and Peggy Clency. 
Dec. 6, Abraham Southward and Susannah Paris. 

By John Gardiner, Justice of the Peace. 

1788, Oct. 20, Samuel Emerson and Prudence King. 

1789, Jan'y 21, Thomas Davis of Hallowell and Jane Bunyon. 

By Rev. Thomas Moore. 

1788, July 13, Capt. James Kennedy and Mary Grey. 

17, Stephen Adams and Olive Trask, both of Edgecomb. 
y/Sept. 14, Spencer Bennet and Mrs. Mary Rundlet. 
August 25, Scribner Moody and Martha Bayley. 
Oct. 2, John Holbrook and Bettev Dean. 
Nov. 5, Nathan Dole and Anna Grecnleaf. 

27, James Snell of Woolwich and Elizabeth Young. 
Dec. 10, Aaron Chote and Elizabeth Acorn. 

24, Abel Cresey and Poiley Cooksou. 

25, Capt. John Tucker and Jane P'orister. 
30, Joseph Holbrook and Salley Huse. 

1789, Jan'y 1, David Munsey and Martha Cochran. 

14, Jacob Horn of Boothbay and Lydia Chase of Edgecomb. 
18, James Jackson and Rebecka Lambert. 

Feb'y 8, James Parker and Rebecka Groves. 

15, William Blair and Sarah Cockran. 
March 5, Samuel Waters and Anna Clark. 
May 7, Silas Smith and Bettey Barnard. 

14, Robert Morrison and'Sukey Carlton. 
19, William Reed and Martha Reed, both of Boothbay. 
24, Daniel Dodge and Martha Davis both of Edgecomb. 
26, John Erskine of Pownalborough and Joannah Smith of 

* Both died in Passadumkeag. 
t Now Fannington. 

Record of Marriages in Poivnalborough. 45 

1789, June 14, Joseph Pinkham and Ellis Cuningham, both of Edgecomb. 
July 14, James Jewett and Lydia Hilton, both of Edgecomb. 

23, David Cuningham of Edgecomb and Sally Day of New- 
23, John Holmes of Newcastle and Sally Dole. 
August 27, Win, Hodge and Anna Gove, both of Edgecomb. 

27, David Camston and Sarah Beath, both of Boothbay. 
Nov. 12, John Getchel and Kezia McKenney. 
Dec. 10, Henry Kenney of Boothbay and Elizabeth Emerson of 

1790, March 4, Volantine Nutter and Hannah Boyinton. 

By David Silvester, Justice of the Peace. 

1790, July 29, Samuel Collins and Rachel Vowdy, both of Edgecomb* 
Oct. 11, Samuel Jackson and Miriam Coffin. 

30, Daniel Fegan and Anna Holland McMahan. 
Nov. 25, John Young and Aphia Hilton. 

1791, Feb. 2, William Gove and Eunice Trask, both of Edgecomb. 
April 5, Robert Wheelwrite and Abigal Oliver. 

• 17, Nath'l Norton and Lydia Card. 
June 12, Jonathan Williamson, Jun'r and Abigal Williamson. 

19, Robt. Colbv Grenough and Abigal Hill. 

22^ Isaac Young, Jun'r, and Sally Dunlap. 

2G, John Davis and Miriam Lamson. 
Oct. 2o, Nath'l Stevens of Woolwich and Hannah Reed. 

By Thomas Rice, Justice of the Peace. 

1791, Oct. 6, Joseph Clark and Jerusha Forester. 
Nov. 17, James Youug and Abigal White. 
17, Cornelius Atkins and Rachel Love. 
17, Wm. Ellis and Rebecca Clark. 
Dec. 25, John Metcalf of a place called Brookfield,* and Anna 

By David Sylvester, Justice of the Peace. 

1791, Nov. 17, Wm. Billings and Rachel Chase. 

Dec. 11, John Thompson Hilton and Martha Hilton. 
17, John Brown and Harriat Parsons. 

1792, Jan'y 15, Moses Brickett and Abigal Bradley. 

March 15, Jacob Hood and Pollv Gove, both of Edgecomb. 

16, Mathew Sevey Williamson and Patience Nason. 
August 5, Josiah Godard and Sally Sevey. 

1793, Jan'y 15, Joseph Frizell and Polly Langdon. 

1794, Feb. 2, John Appleton and Mrs. Susannah De Lature. 

By Henry Hodge, Just. Pads. 

1795, Feb'y 19, John Smith and Sally Carlton. 

Br Timothy Parsons, Justice of the Peace. 

1801, Feb'y 9, Samuel Hinckley of Thompsonborough and Elizabeth 

* Now An«on. 


46 Land Grants on Penobscot River. 



Oct. G, 1818. Isaac P. Haynes* Lot 18, 88 acres. 

John Bennoch, " 34, 107 '« 

Jesse Hathorne, " 14, 105 u 

Asa Libby, " 13, 100 " 

Jona. Roberts, " 12, 100 " 

Robert Nichols, " 11,100 " 

Oct. 14, 1818. Isaac P. Haynes, No. 3&4, 232 " 

Oct. 6, 1818. 


;, now 



R. Tourtiliot, 





Joseph Tourtiliot, 





A. Tourtiliot, 

i i 





John Laughlin, 





James & B. F. Cummins lt 

4, 5, 

6, 7, 



Thomas Knowlton, 


27, 2 

8, 29,30, 




Oct. 6, 1818. Benjamin Stanley, Lot 25&2G, 127 acres 

(First settler.) 

Nov. 10, 1818. Rowland Dudley, No. 32, 112 " 

Oct. 6, 1818. Harriman Pratt, No. 23&24, 147 " 


Aug. 17, 1818. Anna Palmer, Lot No. 3, 62 3-4 acres. 

Oct. 6, 1818. Eber Hathorn, Lot No. 1, 215 acres 

John Bailey " " 8, 143 " 

John Laughlin, " 7&9 291 " 
Jacob McGaw, " 13&14, 165 " 


Oct. 6, 1818. Nathaniel Spencer, 

Oct. 6, " Andrew Spencer, 

Oct. 14, " P^phraim Oliver, 

Oct. 14, u Samuel Spencer, 

Nov. 13, 1819. Moses Kuapp, 


May 7, 1819. Sears & Burgess, Lots 40&4G 200 acres. 
Nov. 8, " George Reed, Lot 30, 4G acres. 


Oct. 6, 1818. Geo. Freeze, Lot 2, 102 acres. 
Oct, 14, " Stephen Kimball, Lot 3, 110 acres. 

* The names of these Grantees are of early settlers, with few exceptions. 




100 acres 




113 " 




172 " 




100 " 




87 1-2 " 

Judge David Per ham of Bangor. 47 


David Perham, was son of Peter* and Rebecca (Buttrick) 
Perham of Ashby, Mass., born Feb. 10, 1780. He attended 
Grotou Academv and studied law with Dana and Richardson of 
Groton. He settled as a lawver in Orrington, now South 
Brewer, in 1811. His homestead was sold toDea. Daniel Sargent 
and is now owned by Harlan P. Sargent. He practiced law 
until 1822, when he was appointed Judge of the New Court of 
Common Pleas, an office which he held until the office was 
abolished iu 1839. He moved to Bangor in 1833, and moved 
into a house built by Rev. Benjamin Huntoon, at the corner of 
Cedar and Fifth streets. 

He married first, Betsey, daughter of David Barnard of Actou, 
Mass., Aug. 5, or 25, 1814. He married second Charlotte, 
daughter of Caleb Gardner of Brookline, Mass., Oct. 13, 1830. 
He was not a great man but he was honest and upright. He 
died May 31, 1845, aged tif>. At an auction sale of his effects 
in 1845, Albert W. Paine, Esquire, (who was admitted to prac- 
tice law fifty-nine years ago, 1835, by Judge Perham) bought 
a lot of Resolves of Massachusetts in pamphlets from 1792 to 
1806, inclusive, all for fifty cents. Mr. Paine had them bound 
and it is said that the volume is the only one now extant. 

Mr. Paine also bought at the same time, four volumes of bound 
Resolves of Massachusetts, 1806, to 1820, for fifty cents per 
volume. The children of Judge Perham, according to Brewer 
town Records, were : 

i. Sarah Elisabeth, b. Acton, Muss.. June 9, 1815. She d. recently, 

ii. David Barnard, b. Brewer, May 22. 1817; d. before his father, 

iii. Hannah Rebecca, b. Brewer, Au£. 8, 1S19; resides in Bangor. 

iv. William, b. Brewer, Aug. 31, 1S23 ; d. Au£. 13. 1826. 

v. Benjamin F., b. Brewer, Jan. 10, 1825, died before his father. 


James Philbrook, died Newport, Oct 10, 1828, aged 84. 

Doctor Nahum Norman, first physician in Prospect, died there 
March 9, 1824, aged 48 ; wife Anna died Feb. 12, 1831, aged 59. 

John Pace, died in Searsport, Jan. 1, 1841, aged 95 years, 6 months. 

Elizabeth, Wife of Paul Jameson, died Friendship, Dec. 10, 1829, 
aged 99. 

Church Nash, died Waldoborough, June 1, 1794, aged 49; wife 
Eve died Sept. 24, 1833, aged 78. (Samuel Nash.) 

• He died in Bangor, Oct. 14, 1841, aged 90. 

48 Land Grants in Maine, 17So to Feb. 1, 1820. 


LAND GRANTS IN MAINE, 1785 TO FEB. 1, 1820. 

A schedule of all the lands conveyed to colleges, academies 
and purchasers, and settlers lots from 1785 to 1820, made up by 
a committee of the General Court. Settlers were protected in 
their rights under these grants. 


Mar. 19, Robert Smith, 264 acres, Orrington*. 

June 29, Moses Knapp & als., 26,240 a, Orrington, which includes what 

is now Brewer and Holden. 
July 2, Robert Page, 7,000 acres, Fayette. 


Mar. 5, Brewer & Fowler, 10,864 acres, Orrington. This was in lieu 
of a part of former grant set off to settlers. 

Mar. 7, Benj. Lincoln & als.. 50,447 a, Perry, and Dennysville which 
included Pembroke. 

Aug 3, Aaron Hobart, 17.096 a, Edmunds. 

Oct. 21, E. H. & N. I. Robbins, 17,860 a, Robbinston. 


Feb. ,7, Henry Rust, 6,000 a, Norway. 

June 22, Rev. James Lyon, 310 a, Sprague's Neck, Machias. 

Nov. 22, Joel Parkhnrst, 45,525 a, Hartford & Sumner. 


Oct. 29, Bradley & Eastman, 1,900 a, adjoining Lovell. 
Nov. 5, Jona. Cummins, 3,726 a, in Norway. 
Nov. 5, Charles Turner, 23.040 a, Marion. 
Nov. 13, Abijah Buck, 20,033 a, Buckfield. 


Jan. 1, John C. Jones, 48,160 a, Jonesborough and Jonesport. 
Jan. 27, Timothy Cutler, 6,000 a, near Saco River. 
Feb. 19, Oliver Wendell & als., 26,240 a, No. 14, near Machias. 
June 4, William Widgery, 4,480 a, No. 1, Oxford County. 

19, Moses Merrill & als., 1,800 a, between Raymond & Poland. 
James Webb, 650 a, adjoining Merrill's. 

27, Waterman Thomas, 19,392 a, Calais. 

26, Leonard Jarvis & als., 26,000 a, Cooper. 


Jan. 28, Dummer Sewall, 6,823 a, Chesterville. 

29, Daniel Lunt, 4,880 a, No. 1, Oxford County. 
Feb. 11, Dummer Sewall & als., 30,000 a, Sandy river lower Township. 

24, Joseph Dingly, 1,643 a, adjoining Raymond and Sebago. 
Mar. 10, Peleg Wadsworth, 7,800 a, Hiram. 

• Names of towns given as incorporated. 

Land Grants in Maine, 1785 to Feb. 1, 1820. 49 


Feb. 14, Prince Raker & als., 23,600 a, New Sharon. 

16, Jona. Holman & als., 30,020 a, Dixfield. 
18, Joseph Holt & als., 23,062 a, Albany. 

Mar. 11, Samuel Johnson & als., 30,720 a, East Andover. 


Jan. 1, Moses Barnard & als.. 24,951 a, Madison. 

31, Robert Hitchborn, 1.974 a, now Stockton.* 
Feb. 2, Palmer Gardner & als., 3,880 a, Solon. 
2, Thomas Spaulding & als., 6.500 a, Solon. 

28, Prescott & Whittier, 12,1 IS a, Vienna. 
Mar. 9, Thomas Stevens & als., 11,520 a, Solon. 
Mar. 13, John Fox, 2,000 a, adjoining Jay. 
July 2, John Allan, 33,136 a, Whiting. 
Nov. 2, Samuel Titcomb, 28,4.51 a, Anson. 


Jan. 29, Ebenezer Smith & als., 24.353 a, New Vineyard. 

28, William Bingham, 1,107,396 a, Hancock & Washington 

28, William Bingham, 1,000,000 a, Kennebec Purchase. 
Jan. 1, Seth J. Foster, 320 a, Troy. 
Stephen Chase, 640 a, Troy. 
Mar. It, Leicester Academy, 12,040 a, Stetson. 
Mar. 11, Hallowell Academy, 23,040 a, Harmony. 
Mar. 11, Marblehead Academy, 23,040 a, Exeter. 
Mar. 30, Washington Academy, Machias, 23,040 a, Cutler. 
Sept. 4, Jeremiah Hill, 18,600 a, Porter. 


Jan. 22, Bradley & Eastman, 520 a, Oxford Co. 

28, Berwick Academy, 23,040 a, Athens. 
Feb. 14, Read & Eaton, 22,406 a, Strong. 

17, William Phillips Jr., 18,020 a, Temple. 
John Phillips, 22,500 a, Avon. 

Jacob Abbott, 23,490 a, Phillips. 
Feb. 15, Benjamin Ames, 23, 450 a, No. 4, between Kennebec and 

Androscoggin rivers. 
Feb. 15, Thomas Russell, Jr., 29,764 a, No. 5, between Kennebec and 

Androscoggin rivers. 
Jan. 16, Moses Barnard & alsi 24,000 a, Cornville. 
Feb. 16, Leonard Jarvis, 63.840 a, No. 7, No. 8, and Gore.f 
Dec. 9, Jones & IVck, 4,345 a, East part of Cutler. 
William Wetmore, 23,040 a, Levant. 
Seth W^etmore, 23,650 a, No. 6, bet. K. & A. J: 

* Belonging to the estate of Sir Francis Bernard. 

t No. 7, North part of Ellsworth; No. 8, Dedhani, and the Gore, Jarvis's Gore, 
now Clifton. 

X Between Kennebec and Androscoggin rivers. 

50 Land Grants in Maim, 1785 to Feb. 1, 1820. 

Dec. 9, Sarah Waldo, 25,412, No. 8, do. 

John Peck, 23,040, Corinth. 
Aug. 26, Thomas Ruston, 46,084 a, Steuben, Harrington, Addison. 
Oct. 10, Samuel Phillips, 3.019 a, between Hebron & Otisfield. 
Dec. 31, Phineas Howard, 18,617 a, Bethel. 


Jan. 30, Fryeburg Academy, 18,617 a, near N. H. line. 

31, Wm. Brooks, 9,560 a, S. 1-2, of Troy. 

20, David Cobb, 3,000 a, Leeds. 
Jan. 13, Joshua Bean, 1,225 a, in Jav. 

31, Obediab Williams, 8,310 a, 1-2 of Troy. 
Feb. 1. Samuel Judkius. 1,456 a, in Vienna. 

Israel Hutchinson, 1.000 a, in "Joy," now Troy. 
Mar. 2, Martin Kinsley, 23,040 a, Carmel. 

Taunton Academy, 24,231 a, Embden. 

3, Jona. Hastings, 23,040 a, Milo. 

5, Moses Abbot, 22,522 a. No. 1, R. 1, W. B. K. P.* 

5, Jona. Gardner, 20,500 a, Letter D, Oxford County. 

5, Jona. Cummins, 20,600 a, Letter K. " 
Mar. 6, Town of Boston, 23,040 a, Township N. of Brownville. 
May 8, Gideon Lowell, 640 a, between Bridgton & Brownfield. 
June 8, Asahel Foster, 2,000 a, " " 4fc 


Jan. 30, John J. Holmes, 28,507 a, Letter A, Oxford. 
Sarah Bostwick, 26,830 a, Newry. 
Phebe Ketchum, 26,165 a, Riley. 
Feb. 25, Bowdoin College, 92,160 a, No. 4, 5, 6, 7,* Sebec, Foxcroft, 

Guilford, Abbot. 
June 10, Isaac Thompson, 24,750 a, No. 1, South Side Androscoggin 


Oct. 3, Henry Jackson, 23,040 a, Glenburn. 
9, Henry Jackson 23,040 a, Hudson. 


Feb. 17, William Shepard, 2,000 a, Detroit. 

June 2, Williams College, 23,040 a, Garland. 

Dec. 14, Samuel Phillips, 6,185 a, bet. Raymond & Otisfield. 


Jan. 9, Thomas Servicef 22,080 a, No. 2, R. 1. W. B. K. P. 
9, Thomas Service, 29,040 a, No. 3, R. 1, W. B. K. P. 
Dunlap & Grant, 21,000 a, No. 4, R. 3, W. B. K. P. 
June 15, John Warren, 30,000 a, No. 3, R 1, N. of Plymouth Claim. 

* West of Bingham Kennebec Purchase. 

t Samuel Parkman, Attorney to Andrew Service, Administrator on Es- 
tate of Thomas Service, wan granted two years further time to complete the 
settlement of 30 families on each township. 

Land Grants in Maine, 1785 to Feb. 1, 1820. 51 

June 15, John Warren, 20,880 a, Saint Albans. 
Jan. 9, W. & G. Gilbert, 30,720 a, No. 3 R. 2 W. B. K. P. 
9, Dunlap & Grant, 21,000 a, No. 4 R. 3, W. B. K. P. 


Mar. 19, Phillips Academy, 11,520 a, 1-2 Greenwood. 

June 14, Duramer Academy, 11,520 a, 1-2 Greenwood. 

Feb. 7, Jacob xVbbot, -1,000 a, between Androscoggin & Kennebec 

Mar. 5, Josiah Little, 586 a, between Raymond & Bakerstown. 
June 12, John Warren, 23,300 a, Palmyra. 
14, David Green, 23,040 a, Newport. 


Feb. 19, J. Barrett & als., 11,520 a, Detroit. 

June 8, Abel Cutler, 22,717 a, No. 5, R. 3, W. B. K. P. 


Apr. 12, John Peck, 12,200 a, Letter C, Oxford. 
July 14, Hallowell & Lowell, 23,040 a. Dover. 
Feb. 2, Williams College, 23,040 a, Littleton (?) 

5, Westford Academy, 23,040 a. E. of Linneus. 
June 4, Groton Academy, 11,520 a, 1-2 *' " 

Framingham Academy, 11,520 a, 1-2 
July 14, John Lowell, 23,040 a, Charleston. 
Aug. 2, John S. Fazy, 23,040 a, Sangerville. 

27, Joseph Blake, 23,040 a, Bradford. 
Nov. 23, John Peck, 21,000 a, No. 2, R. 3, W. B. K. P. 


Jan. 7, Josiah Quincy, 23,040 a, No. 4, R. 4, W. B. K. P. 

Feb. 7, Isaac Thompson. 1,000 a, No. 2, Oxford. 

Mar. 30, Lemuel Cox, 1,090 a, Washington Co. 

Sept. 27, John S. Fazy, 26,880 a, Ripley. 

Jan. 7, Portland Academy. Bridgewater, Aroostook. 

Feb. 4, Bridgewater Academy, Bridgewater, Aroostook. 


Nov. 1, Monmouth Free School, 1,286 a, Land in Oxford. 

Mar. 13, Amos Bond and als., 23,040 a, Dexter. 

Mar. 24, Thomas Haslam (?), 1,000 a, adjoining Clifton. 

Apr. 23 Elisha Sigournev, 23,040 a, Atkinson. 

May 14, Samuel Watchman, 23,430 a, No. 5, R. 4, W. B. K. P. 

14, Ann S. Davis, 21,071 a, Letter C, Oxford. 

15, Edward Blake, Jr., 21,000 a. No. 3, R. 3, W. B. K. P. 
15, John Peck, 23,040 a, No, 2, R. 2, W. B K. P. 

15, William Dodd, 23,040 a, No. G, R. 8, N. Waldo Patent. 

21, Paul Dudley, 500 a, in Milford. 

21, Aaron Forbes, 1,000 a, in Bradley. 

21, John Southgate, 3,000 a, Milford & Bradley. 

21, Tufts & Barker, 3,408 a, Orono-Old Town. 

52 Land Grants in Blaine, 1785 to Feb. 1, 1820. 

May 21, Joseph Treat, part of No. 5, W. side Penobscot river, Orono. 

30, Ezra Hounsfield, 25, GOO a, letter B, Oxford. 
Aug. 30, John Warren, 23,040 a, Corinna. 
Oct 15, Lemuel Trescott, 200, in Whiting. 
Jan. 28, T. Poor, 400, a, No. 2 & 3, Oxford. 
Feb. 18, Benjamin Talmage, 23.040, Talmage. 
Feb. 27, Samuel Parkman, 26,880 a, Parkman. 
Feb. 27, Samuel Parkman, 23,040 a, Howard. * 



Feb. 1, Eleazer Twiehell, 9,000 a, in Greenwood. 
Sept. 6, John P. Bovd. 23,040 a, Orneville. 

Brown & Hill, 23,040 a, Brownville.f 
Feb. 21, New Salem Academy, 11,520 a, Houlton. 
Mar. 23, Hampden Academy, 11,520 a, Weston. 


Feb. 27, Lincoln Academy, 11,520 a, ''Jefferson." 

May 31, Bowdoin College, 23,010, P^tna. 

Sept. 20, Deerfield Academy, 11,520 a, Westfield PL, Aroostook. " 

20, Westfield Academy, 11,520 a, Westfield PL, Aroostook. 
Dec. 6, Blue Hill Academy, 12,320 a, W. 1-2, No. 23, near Machias. 


Feb. 7, Town of Norway, 600 a, between Raymond and Gray. 
Feb. 12, Gorham Academy, 11.520 a, Woodstock. 

20, Bath Academy, 11,520 a, S. 1-2, No. 1, R. 4, W. B. K. P. 
June 9, Town of Chesterville, 1,000 a, in that town. 

Proprietors of Buxton, 5,000 a, No. 2&3, Oxford County. 
Sept. 24, Samuel Johnson & als., 11,696 a, part of E. Andover. 
Dec. 19, Town of Plymouth, 23,040 a, part of Fort Fairfield. 


Jan. 19, Thomas Monkhouse, 23,040 a, Bowerbank. He sold to 

Bowerbank, a London merchant. 
Jan. 19, Gen. William Eaton, 10,000 a, Aroostook Co. 
June 28, Agricultural Society, 23,040 a, for a Botanical Professorship. 

Now Linneus. 


Feb. 20, Phillips Limerick Academy, 11,520 a, Limerick (?) 
Dec. 26, Belfast Academy, 11,520 a, Ludlow (?) 


Feb. 7, Samuel Hinckley, 30,770 a, Hincklev, Washington Co. 
Feb. 7, Justin Ely, 24,050 a, No. 1, It. 1, North of Bailey ville. 
Feb. 27, Hebron Academy, 11,520 a, \V r . 1-2 Monson. 

• Parkman save this town to Harvard College. 

t Feb. 16, 1811, Moses Brown was allowed two years from June 1, 1811, to complete 
the settlement of forty famihcH in No. 5, R. «S, N. Waldo Patent. 



Land Grants in Maine, 1785 to Feb. 1. 1820. 53 

Apr. 25, Milton Academy, 11,520 a, No. 2 & 3, Oxford Co. 
June 17, Monson Academy, 11,500 a, E. 1-2 Monson. 
Oct. 19, Monmouth Academy, 214 a, nine small Islands in Androscog- 
gin river. 
Dec. 30, Monmouth Academy, 10,020 a, in Ripley. 


Feb. 13, W. C. Whitney, 3,000 a. Wilson, Piscataquis Co. 

Apr. 3, Heirs of Thomas Danforth, 11,520 a, 1-2 of Danforth. 

Apr. 21, James Brackett, 1,832 a, in Bradley. 

April 20, Monmouth Academy, 800 a, in Detroit. (?) 

Nov. 3, Benjamin Joy, 320 a, in Plymouth. 


Mar. 2, Mass. Medical Society, 23,040 a, in Elliotsville & Wilson, 

Piscataquis Co. 
Mar. 2, Bridgton Academy, 11,520 a, Maxfield. 
June 16, Bowdoin College, 46,080 a, No. 7 & 8, R. 10, in Piscataquis 

Co. - 


Jan. 25, Heirs of William Vaughn, 11,520 a, N. 1-2 Elliotsville. 
Feb. 2, Warren Academy, 11,520 a, Katahdin Iron Works. 
Aug. 27, Huntington & Pitkin, 20,904 a, No. 5, R. 2, on N. H. line. 
Sept. 14, John Chaney, 1,434 a, in Chesterviile. 

June 1, Palmer & Eaton, 1,130 a, in Chesterviile. 

6, Town of Pittston, 7,630 a, 1-3 of No. 2, R. 4, N. B. K. P. 
June 12, Maine Literary and Theological Institution, 29,164 a, Argyle. 


Jan. 15, John Benuock, 5,000 a, in Orono, 50 lots. 

Jan. 15, Samuel Fessenden & Libby, 860 a, between Raymond & 

ApriL2, John P. Boyd, 11,920 a, E. 1-2 Medford. 
Feb. 26, Cyrus Hamlin, 1,270 a, No. 2 & 3, Oxford Co. 
Feb. 26, (1820) I. & I. Humphreys, 400 a, bet. Raymond & Gray. 
June 22, Josiah Bachelder, 288,222 a, Oxford Co., on N. H. line. 
Dec. 14, Day's Academy, Wrentham, Mass., 11,520 a, now Kineo. 
Dec. 14, Middlesex Canal, 46,080 a, two townships, Somerset Co., 

near Moose head Lake. 


Aug. 7, Joseph Butterfield, 420 a, Milford. 

Feb. 25, Fiske & Bridge, 2,285 a, Milford.* 

June 22, Cauaan Academy, 11,520 a, N. 1-2, No. 1, R. 3, W. B. K. P. 

Dec. 1, Sandwich Academy, 11,520 a, S. 1-2, No. 2, R. 1, N. B. K. P. 

• Probably now Milford Village. 


Eddinoton Families. 


From 1783 to 1820. 

119 settlers in Eastport & Lubec, 11,564 a. 

" Hampden, 12,014 a. 

" Bangor, 11,300 a. 

" Carmel, 2,500 a. 

" Newburg, 2,900 a. 

'• Eddington, 1.100 a. 

• 4 No. 3, Oxford Co., 1,000 a. 

44 No. 12, Washington Co., 500 a. 

44 Mars Hill, Soldiers town, 600 a. 

44 Hartford & Sumner, 2,300 a. 

44 Buckfield, 4,800 a. 

44 Sanford, 200 a. 

44 Gore adjoining; Bridgton, 607 a. 

44 Portersfield, 400 a. 

44 Wadsworth's Grant, Hiram, 200 a. 

44 Cutlers Grant, Oxford Co., 400 a. 

44 Gore. bet. Raymond & Poland, 1,000 a. 

44 Wm. Rogers, in Shapleigh, 41 1-4 a. 

44 Chesterville, 262 a. 

44 On lauds purchased of the Indians on Penobscot 
river, 4.217 a 

44 In Addison, Harrington & Steuben, 20,506 a. 

44 Islands along the Coast from Penobscot to Passama- 
quoddy, 28,407 a. 
. 7 Lots settlers Great Isle of Holt, 868 1-4 a. 

Total number of acres, 5,465,075. 
Land Office, Feb. 1, 1820. 













































James Nichols was the first settler at Eddington Bend and at 
that time the uppermost on the Penobscot river. During the 
Revolutionary war he refused to take the oath of allegiance to the 
British and thev burned his house. 

He died in lc>04 and his son Robert administered and returned 
inventory Oct. 23, 1824. His widow Mary (Mann), died May 
18, 1827, in the 8«Sth year of her age. They had 11 children, 
descendants numerous. 

j. Hannah . m. Eber Hathorn of Milford, published in Orrington, 

Aug. 14, 1797. 

ii. SAMUEL , m, and hud a family. He was drowned. 

iii. Robert , in. Polly Appleton. Was in Edinburg in 1813. Went 

to Ohio. 

Eddington Families. 55 

iv. David . unmarried, drowned. 

v. Miriam , ui. Jacob Withington. 

vi. Mart Ann , m. Jesse Hathorn. In Edinburg 1813. 

vii. Thomas, b Aug. 16. 1702. m. Sallv Duggins of Bangor, pub. April 9, 

1S12. She b. May 17. 1791- Seven children bet. 1812 and 1S2S. 

Lie lived in Brewer. 

viii. Jamks . unmarried, d. in Eddington at the age of 70. 

ix. Adam . m. Mary Aldriuh. Went to Edinburg. He was living 

in Eddington Apr. 23, 1SS7 in his 90th year. Since d. 
x. Elizabeth — , m. Simeon Hildreth, went to Ohio about 1830. 

David Rowell, from Woolwich to Bangor, about 1770. He 
moved to Eddington and was drowned at Gardner's Falls, in 
1771. His wife was Patience Greenleaf. She perhaps married 
second, James Hill, published in Orrington, Dec. 2, 1785. The 
Rowell children were : 

i. John -, kt John Rowell was published in Orrington, Mar. 25, 

1791." John Rowell m. Molly Hathorn. April 21, 1791. 

ii. David. Jr. , in. Nancy Grant. 179S. 

iii. Sarah, in. Gilbert Knowlton. 

iv. Thomas, m. Lillie Pinkham. Children. Thomas. Philemon. Alex- 
ander and Mary. 

v. EBENEZER . in. Abigail Bussell. of Sunkhaize. 1S10. He lived 

in Bradley 1817. 

vi. Stephen— , lived in Greenbush; there with sons in 1813. 

Zebulon Rowe, from Nova Scotia, a refugee. Had a grant 
in Eddington from the General Court, 1785. Married first, in 
Nova Scotia ; married second, Susan Finson. He was not livins: 
in Eddington until after 1791. Children, probably not in order: 

i. Seth. 

ii. Finson, m. Polly Day of Stoneham, Mass. He d. Oct. 29, 1864. aged 
61. She d. Oct. 6, 1871. aged 86. Grave stones. Children, Keziah, 
Polly, Nancy, Laura. Thomas, Rebecca, Lucilius, Hannah. Elisha, 
Seth and Ira. 

iii. Elisha, m. Leona (?) Mann, Dee. 11, 1803. He d. Aug. 27, 1SG2. a-jed 
84. Children: Zebulon 1 , Finson 3 . Thomas 5 . Sallv 7 . Svlvina 9 . Hath- 
sheba 11 , Joseph E. 2 , Susan 4 , Emily 6 , Lucinda 8 , Allen 10 , Elisha 12 . 

iv. William. 

v. SOLOMOXf?) m. Sally Lancaster in Brewer, Doc. 13. 1812. 

vi. Elizabeth, m. Joseph Eddy. 

viii. Keziah . m. Thomas Parks. Children: Philemon. Mary, 

Zebulon, Edwin, Joseph, Lydia, Thomas, and Keziah. 

Samuel Turner originally settled in Brewer, near Eddington 
Bend, but by running the town lines between the towns, his farm 
came in Eddington, or according to another version his lot was 
set off from Brewer to Eddington. He married Joanna 
McMahon in Orrington, now Brewer, Dec. 14, 1794 ; she boru 
May 28, 1773, and died Oct. 4. 1850. He was one of the typi- 

56 First Estates Settled in Penobscot County. 

cal old Penobscot lumbermen. He was born Dec. 15, 1754, 

died Oct. 4, 1837, aged 82. Gravestone. Children:* 

i. Susannah, b. Feb. 22, 1795. unmarried. 

ii. Michael. 

iii. Elizabeth, ra. David Burton, or James Campbell. Jr.. Aug. 17, 1823. 

iv. John, b. June 5, 1802, m. Emeline Foster, Jan. 9, 1831, (Brewer 

v. Hannah, b. Oct. 1, 1S05, m. Fisher Adams, his second wife; she d. 

Mar., 1852. aged 47. 
vi. Martha Lowden, b. Oct. 24, 1817. m. Geo. Hichborn, of Medford, 

published in Brewer Dec. 25, 1836. 



Pa<*e 1. Charles Spooner, of Eddington; Jona. Sibley of Jarvis' 
Gore, adm., Sept. 30, 1816. 

2. Relief Hammond, single woman of Bangor ; Abner Taylor, 

adm., Nov. 5, 1816. 

3. Ezektel Cobb, of Hampden; Wm. Cobb, adm., Dec. 24, 


4. Jona. Eddy, Jr., of EddiDgton ; William Eddy, adm., Mar. 

12, 1817. 

5. Samuel Snow, of No. 2. R. one ; Amos Weston, Frankfort, 

adm., Mar, 31, 1817. 

6. Abiel W. Hatch, of Bangor; Silas Hatch, adm., July 7, 


7. Patrick Costigan, of Sunkhaize ; Thomas A. Hill, of 

Bangor, adm., July 9, 1817. 

8. John Bucknam, of Dixmont ; John Bucknam, adm., Sept. 

27, 1817. 

9. Jesse Fisher, of Brewer; widow Lois, adm., Nov. 13, 


10. Daniel Webster, of Bangor; Ebenezer Webster, adm., 

May 14, 1818. 

11. William Jackson, of Sangerville ; Asa Jackson, adm., 

Nov. 2, 1818. 

12. Jonathan Holt, of Bangor, clothier ; Levi Holt of Hamp- 

den, adm., Oct. 13, 1818. 

13. David Baker, of Orrington ; Samuel Stone, of Brewer, 

adm., Oct. 5, 1818. 

14. Samuel Shaw, of Newport; Benj. Shaw, adm., Dec. 7, 


15. Joshua Butler, of Eddington ; Levi Lancaster, adm., Dec. 

7, 1818. 

• Dates of hw wife and children's birth from Brewer records. 

First Estates Settled in Penobscot County. 57 

16. James Dudley, of Hampden; Elias Dudley, adm., Jan. 4, 


17. Elisha Hammond, of Bangor; Moses Patten, adm., Jan. 

4, 1819. 

18. Samuel Davis, of Eddington ; Joshua Stockwell, adm., 

Nov. 21, 1817. 

19. William Wheeler, of Hampden; John Godfrey of H., 

adm., Aug. 17, 1818. 

20. Collins Howes, of Hermon ; Eben C. Hinckley of Carmel, 

adm., Feb. 1, 1819. 

21. James Bartlett, of Bangor; Daniel Pike, adm., Feb. 1, 


22. Catherine Haynes, minor of Bangor; Joseph Treat, adm., 

Mar. 30, 1819. 

23. John Emery, Jr., of Hampden; widow Mary, adm., April 

5, 1819. 

24. Jedediah Ring, of Newport; widow Polly, adm., May 13. 


25. Edward Doane, of Hampden; widow Dorcas, adm., July 

5, 1819. 

26. John Forbes, of Biakesburg ; widow Betsey, adm., Mav 4, 


27. John Kenniston, of Exeter ; Isaac Hodsdon of Corinth, 

adm., Sept. 24, 1819. 

28. Elijah Severance, of Dexter, Tanner ; Ephraim Severance, 

adm., Nov. 1, 1819. 

29. Nancy Barrows, Spinster, Hampden ; Ebenezer Barrows, 

adm., Nov. 1, 1819. 

30. Chase Stevens, of Crosbvtown ; Josiah Howe of Dixmont, 

adm., Oct. 4, 1819. 

31. Joel Burton, of Garland; Nathaniel McMahon of Edding- 

ton, adm., Jan. 3, 1820. 

32. Joseph Bragden, Corinth ; John Hunting, adm , Feb. 17, 


33. Timothy W. Sibley, of Brewer; Joseph Little, adm., Mar. 

13, 1820. 

34. Ebenezer Barrows, adm., of estate of Nancy Barrows, both 

"late of Hampden" ; Enoch Brown, adm., Feb. 7, 1820. 

35. Paul Ruggles, of Carmel; Elijah Wilder, adm., June 5, 


36. Isaac Wilkins, of Brownville, physician ; George Wilkins, 

adm., Oct. 3, 1820. 

37. Silas Hatch, of Bangor, (administrator of estate of Abiel 

W. Hatch, merchant, late of Bangor, deceased) hath 
removed out of this jurisdiction. Thomas A. Hill of 
Bangor, was appointed adm. in his place, Oct. 3, 1820. 

58 Town of Enfield. 

38. Lewis Barker, of Exeter; Theophilus Brown, adm., Oct. 

3, 1820. 

39. Daniel Barker, of Exeter; Josiah Barker, adm., Nov. 7, 


40. Andrew Mayhew, of Bangor; widow Esther Mayhew of 

Jackson, adm., Dec. 5, 1820. 

41. Asa Whiting, of Brewer; widow Mary, adm., Jan. 2, 1821. 

42. John Cruxford, of Newburg ; Ezekiel Croxford, adm., 

Feb. 6, 1821. 

43. Abraham Tourtillot, Orono ; Joseph Carr, Bangor, adm., 

Mar. 26,1821. 

44. Davis Lumbert, of Bangor; Joseph R. Lumbert, adm., 

Mar. 13, 1821. 

45. Edward Snow, Newburg; widow Hannah, adm., Mar. G, 





Resolved, that the Commissioners of the Land Office, be, and 
they hereby are empowered and directed to convey to Joseph 
Treat of Bangor, 5.000 acres of iand now owned by this Com- 
monwealth on the easterly side of Penobscot River, bounded as 
follows, viz : beginning in the north or head line of the nine 
townships formerly purchased of the Indians, where the s<ime 
strikes the Penobscot River; thence extending east on said line 
to the westerly bank of Cold Stream Pond, until a line drawn 
west or parallel with the aforesaid line to Penobscot River , and 
then down on the easterly side of said river, to the place of 
beginning, shall contain 5,000 acres; same to be laid out under 
the direction of the Commissioners of the Land Office, at the \ 

expense of said Treat. Provided however, that this conveyance 
be made to said Joseph, on the sole ccndition, that the said Treat 
shall, for himself, and for and in behalf of Richard Winslow 
release to said Commissioners, all the right, title and interest 
which they the said Treat and Winslow have or may have by 
virtue of any lease or leases from the Penobscot Tribe of Indians. 

Historical Notes, 59 

to any lands or timber or meadow grounds, belonging to the Com- 
monwealth * * * said Treat to give a sufficient bond conditioned 
that within two years he will faithfully erect and put in operation 
a good and sufficient saw mill and grist mill on Cold Stream." 


Timothy Weston, born in Duxbury, Mass., 1749. Was Captain 
of a Privateer in the Revolutionary War and lost with his vessel in 
the Bay of Fundy. His only son, Timothy, "of Bristol Me." 
married Ann, daughter of James Gooch of East Machias, June 
13, 1802. 

Crosby Family, Ante volume VIII, page 226. James Crosby, 
of Bangor, died Oct. 15, 1850. f His son George Adams Crosby 
born May 31, 1832, died July T, 1856. 

Thomas Snow, of Frankfort, now Winterport, near Bald Hill 
cove, was an eminent citizen of the town. Representative, 1824- 
1825-1826-1827-1830. See volume I, page 154. 

Mrs. Eliza Pinkham, of Steuben, is 98 years old and is a 

pensioner of the war of 1812, her first husband, Mr. Francis 

having served in that war. She is in good health. 

Publishments in Georgetown. Nathaniel Mavhew to Mary 
Jordan, Nov. 13, 1756. Probably first settlers in Bangor. Shim- 
uel Hodgkins and Elizabeth Goodel, June 1, 1764. First settlers 
in that part of Trenton now Hancock. 

The Society of the Cincinnati. — Cobb — Knox. Mr. G. 
Arthur Hilton, of Boston, presented the Colonial Society of 
Massachusetts, Feb., 1894, from the collection of his uncle, the 
late Hon. Samuel C. Cobb, the grandson of General David Cobb, 
of Gouldsborough, Me., an incomplete draft in the handwriting of 
Washington, of the original plan for establishing the society of 
the Cincinnati. The importance of this precious Washington 


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> is 


60 Historical Notes. 

paper, aside from the fact that it is autographic or holographic, 
consists in its bein? the onlv known document showing that the 
particular feature of the original articles of Association of the 
Cincinnati, which was made the subject of special animadversion 
in the famous Newburg letter, was inserted, if not at the sugges- 
tion, certainly with the distinct approval, of Washington. This 
feature — the clause relating to hereditary membership — was seized 
upon by the politicians of that day and made a party shibboleth 
to foment the most extraordinary hostilitv not onlv widely among 
the people and by the press, but in several of the State legisla- 
tures. This draft is substantially a copy of the original draft of 
General Henry Knox, afterward of Thomaston, Maine, revised 
and clearly reproduced, with the addition only of a single full 
paragraph, besides such minor changes as seemed necessary to 
render it more perspicuous and to improve its style. By carefully 
comparing it with Knox's draft of April 15, 1783, and with the 
articles of association as finally approved and adopted on the thir- 
teenth of May following, by the field and line officers of the 
American army, it appears unquestionably that the paper was 
written between those dates. 

Brig Castine of Castine, 1811-12. She was built there in 
1811, by Dea. Mark Hatch. Jan., 1812, he made up his account 
of cost, viz : 

174 tons, 23 feet at 825.00, 

Masts & Spars, 

Iron for the upper works, 99 33 \ 

Block maker's bill, furnished by Bradford Harlow, 

afterward of Bangor, 
Sail maker's bill, 

Mr. Adams' bill for duck, cordage, boats and anchors, 
His commission, 
Building chimney &c, 

Ri©gi n g & board (as near as I can make it), 
Capt. Wilson's bill, 























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Maine Lands — Report of Committee, 1820 72 

Islands in Maine Under Contract Feb. 1, 16-20 . 73 

Marriage Intentions in Maehias, ls05-1810 74 

Wheelwright Families in Maine . 76 

Petition to the General Court from Blue Hill. 1700 SI 

•James R. Carver, of Vinal Haven .. 82 

Letter from Gen. Charles Gushing of Pownalborough. to Massachusetts 

Council, 1779 88 

Inscriptions from Gravestones. Milford, Me 84 

Abraham Moore, of Dover and Abbot. A Typical Pioneer 85 

Ebenezer Gardner, of Machiasport.. - • b7 

Joy Families in Maine ...» - 88 

BeDJamin Jellison and Family 89 

The Honorable Thomas Davee, of Dover and Blanchard, Maine 90 

Brewer Families, Continued 92 

Quota of Lowell, Maine, in the War of the Rebellion 98 

Inscriptions from Gravestones '. 100 

Maehias Deed.-, Con tinued 102 

Valuation of the Town of Blue Hill for 1790. The first ever made of that 

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The history of the Tories or Loyalists who fled from this country 
to Nova Scotia during the Revolutionary War has been written, 
and their deeds condoned, which in many cases was justifiable by 
their high character. They were very largely of the rich, edu- 
cated and aristocratic classes. 

The history of the Rebels, who were in sympathy with the 
colonies has not been written ; they were mechanics and farmers. 
If the writer of this paper can assist some future historian to do 
them justice he will be satisfied. 

After the surrender of the French at Louisburg, Cape Breton, 
July 26, 1758, and later on in the Province of Nova Scotia, 
1759-60, the government made great efforts to promote emigra- 
tions from New England. Governor Charles Lawrence issued 
proclamations Oct. 2 and Oct. 12, 1758 and again in 1759, inviting 
settlers and holdiug out inducements to them. "Papists" 
were excluded. In 1759 the Governor appointed an agent in 
Boston to promote that object. Emigration commenced and 
large numbers went there. The Governor in his Address to the 
Assembly, August 1, 1759, said, "that applications from settlers 
came faster than he could prepare Grants." In one year 200 
settlers went from Rhode Island, 100 from New London, Conn., 
200 from Boston, 180 from Plymouth, Mass., and others from 
parts of New England, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. 
Other settlers followed in 1760-61-G2-64. Some of these families 
settled on the St. John River at Maugerville and vicinity. In the 


62 Rebels in Nova Scotia During the Revolutionary War. 

Revolutionary War when the Tories came they declared that the 
Rebels had all the best lands on the river. The large majority of 
them settled around and at the head of the Bay of Fundy. The 
hardy settlers found land such as they had never seen in the other 

Some of them occupied farms which belonged to the "French 
Neutrals," who were expelled from the Province* their buildings 
burned and cattle seized because they would not take the oath of 
allegiance to Great Britain ; they lived in the towns or districts of 
Annapolis, Chignecto, Bay Veite, Minas, Cobaquid Bay and 
adjoining places. 

Seven thousand of these people were sent to the other British 
colonies, of whom 1,300 went to Maine and Massachusetts, 415 
to Connecticut and some to New York, Pennsylvania and Georgia. 
Many went up the St. John river and settled at Madawaska where 
their descendants are now, in large numbers, while others went 
to Canada. 

This was the part of ancient Acadia which Longfellow immortal- 
ized in his poem "Evangeline." 

"Still stands the forest primeval; but under the shade of its branches, 
Dwells another race, with other customs and language." 

These settlers were diversified in their occupations ; they could 
raise wonderful crops and build vessels to carry them to the 
markets of New England and New York; as a matter of fact I 
believe they were the first ship builders in the Province. They 
built saw mills and exported lumber to the other colonies ; they 
furnished the frame for the first Meeting House in Machias. 
Courts of Justice and forms of government were established 
almost exactly like those of Massachusetts. They held the offices 
of Members of the Assembly, Sheriffs, Provost Marshal and 
Customs officers. They were a religious people and carried their 
ministers with them, and founded churches which still exist, and 
to which their descendants now belong. The growth of the 
Province was not large but the people, were happy and prosperous. 
The Revolutionary War broke out and many of the colonists 
sympathized with their native land. The government ordered the 
inhabitants to take an oath of allegiance to the King, which in 
many cases was met with flat refusal. The Colonial Assembly 

Rebels in Nova Scotia During the Revolutionary War. 63 

refused to admit members from several towns because their con- 
stituents would not take the oath, * 

Some of the more zealous, undertook to attach the Province to 
the Colonies. Jonathan Eddy, a native of Norton, Mass., then 
living at Cumberland, N. S., went to Boston early in 1776 for 

March 27, 1776, he was at Gen. Washington's Headquarters at 
Cambridge. See Washington's letter to Congress, dated March 
27, 1776. Extract: 

"I beg leave to transmit to you the copy of a petition from the 
Inhabitants of Nova Scotia, brought to me by Jonathan Eddy, men- 
tioned therein, who is now here with an Acadian ; from which it appears 
that they are in a distressed situation and from Mr. Eddy's account 
they are exceedingly apprehensive that they will be reduced to the dis- 
agreeable alternative of taking up arms and joining our enemies or of 
fleeing their country, unless they can be protected against their insults 
and oppressions. He says that their committees think many salutary 
and valuable consequences would be derived from five or six hundred 
men being sent there, as it would not only quiet the minds of the 
people from the anxiety and uneasiness they are now filled with, and 
enable them to take a part in behalf of the colonies, but be the means 
of preventing the Indians, of which there are a good many, from taking 
the side of the Government, and the ministerial troops from getting 
such supplies of provisions from them as they have done. How far 
these good purposes would be answered if such a force were sent as 
they ask for it is impossible to determine in the present uncertain state 
of things, for if the army from Boston is going to Halifax as reported 
by them before their departure, that or a much more considerable force 
would be of no avail ; if not, and they possess the friendly disposition 
to our cause suggested in the petition and declared by Mr. Eddy, it 
might be of great service unless another body of troops should be sent 
thither by administration too powerful for them to oppose, &c, &c. 

I have the Honor to be, &c." 

Capt. Eddy went to Philadelphia ; but the Continental Con- 
gress having more on its hands than it well knew how to attend 
to, did not give him any assistance. He came back to Boston and 

* Mr. John Hannay printed several articles in the St. John Telegraph in 1893, con- 
cerning these "Rebels," from a British point of view. A distinguished descendant of 
one of the St. John river settlers says his statements are to be taken with many grains 
of allowance. 

64 Rebels in Nova Scotia During the Revolutionary War. 

by order of the General Court, Sept. 5, 1776, then sitting at Water- 
town, received from the Commissary General of Massachusetts 
supplies of ammunition and provisions. 

Col. Eddy returned to Nova Scotia and enlisted what men he 
could with which to harass the enemy. He made an unwise attack 
on Fort Cumberland with eighty men which was repulsed and 
ended in dire disaster to the ''Rebels" engaged. In the mean- 
time the Council of the Province offered rewards for the arrest of 
the leaders, £200 for Jonathan Eddy, £100 each for Willliam 
Howe, Samuel Rogers and John Allan. This was the end of the 
rebellion in the Province substantially. Many who took but little 
or no part against the King remained and were not molested. 
Their descendants are numerous there. Those who had been 
active fled to "the States" and entered the service at Machias and 
other places from which they originally came. In 1785, Col. 
Eddy then living at Sharon, Mass., prepared a list of such 
refugees as he knew and sent to the General Court of Massachu- 
setts and to the Continental Congress. I give a copy of his 

"A return of the Refugees of Nova Scotia, who left that Province in 
the year 1776, with their former and present place of Residence in the 
United States or Elsewhere, June, 1785 : 




1 Jonathan Eddv, 



• (Eddington, Me.)f 

2 Capt. Zebulon Rowe, 




3 Colo. Phineas Nevers, 



(Bangor, Me.) 

4 Mr. Ebenezer Gardner 




5 Mr. William Maxwell, 



6 Anthony Burk, 



7 Thomas Falkner, 



8 Mr. Robert Foster, 



(near Cherryfield.) 

9 Mr. William Howe, 



10 Capt. Nath. Reynolds, 



11 Lieut. Bradford Carpenter, 



12 Rev. Mr. Noble, 



(1st minister Bangor) 

13 Jonathan Eddy, (Jr.) 



14 Jonathan Nevers, 




15 William Eddy, 



(died 1778.) 

16 Ibrook Eddy, 



Eddington, Me. 

17 Eiias Eddy, 




* Massachusetts Included Main*. 
t Enclosures by the Editor. 

Rebels in Nova Scotia During the Revolutionary War. 65 

18 John Day, 

19 Edward Cole, 

20 Dr. Parker Clark, 

21 Ambrose Cole, 

22 Daniel Tborrington, (Thornton) 

23 Edward Falkner, 

24 Zebulon Rowe, Jr., 

25 John Eckley, 

26 Samuel Sharp, 

27 Matthew Sharp, 

28 Joseph Sharp, 

29 Robert Sharp, 

30 Josiah Throop, 

31 Jonas Earle, 

32 Jonas Earle, Jr., 

33 Mr. Daniel Earle, 

34 Robert Earle, 

35 Nath. Earle, 

36 Mr. Atwood Fales, 

37 Obadiah Ayer, 

38 Capt. John Starr, 

39 Mr. Elijah Ayres, 

40 Elijah Ayer, Jr., 

41 Deacon Simeon Chester, 

42 Samuel Connor, (Connover) 

43 Samuel Fales, 

44 Capt. Samuel Rogers, 

45 George Rogers, 

46 Capt. Mr. Kellhem, (Amasa) 

47 John Kellhem, 

48 David Jenks, 

49 Christopher Pain, 

50 Lieut. James Avery, 

51 John Allan, 

52 Edward Handson, (Hampson) 

53 John Fulton, 

54 John McGown, 

55 Nath. Crawford, 

56 John Sibley, 

57 Mr. Creeth, 

58 John Steward, 

59 Lewis LeDernier, (Delesdernier) 






N. S., 




N. Y., 












R. I., 


















N. S. 



N. S. 

N. Y. 



Eddington, Me. 


(Thomaston & N.S.) 
Conn. (Groton.) 

do (Edmunds, Me, N.S.) 










Mass. (Thomaston.) 

Mass. (Machias.) 

(died Lubec,Feb.7, 1805.) 
N. S. 

Mass. (Groton.) 
N. S. 
N. S. 
Mass. (first collector dist. of 
He died 1831.) 
do do 

do On-known. 

The within are those who left the Province of Nova Scotia in 1776 ; 

the remaining part of the sixty-three persons I cannot ascertain, either 

their Names or places of Abode. 

Joka. Eddy." 

60 David Treferil, (Terrill) 

61 Thos. Tumbull, 

66 Rebels in Nova Scotia During the Revolutionary War. 

In 1783 Col. Jona. Eddy, then a Representative to the General 
Court from Sharon, Mass., sent a petition to the Courts : 

"Commonwealth of Massachusetts — to the Honorable the Senate and 
House of Representatives assembled, the Petition of Jonathan Eddy 
Humbly sheweth that your Petitioner in the year 1776, September the f 

5th, did by order of the Honored Court then sitting at Watertown, 
Receive from the Commissary General supplies of Provision and ammu- 
nition, in order to enable him with a Party to annoy the Enemies of the 
United States, for which your Petitioner with others gave their security 
to account for when called upon ; and as your Petitioner conceaves the 
intent and meaning of the Resolve was that he should expend it that 
way, therefore after the above [supply, did proceed to the Eastward 
Shore and did capture fifty-six British soldiers, including two captains, 
one surgeon, one church minister — besides 13 killed, and brot off seven 
that Deserted to us ; all of which, excepting the Dead, were brot into 
this State, and many of the Privates enlisted into the service of the 
United States, the two Captains and several of the others were Ex- 
changed for Prisoners captured from the United States and carryed into. 


Halifax. Besides that morover was the means of keeping near two 

thousand of the Enemy at Halifax for a considerable space, after so 

that the States had not so many to encounter with at New York ; and 

as your Petitioner is Confident the Provision and ammunition was 

Expended for the (purpose) it was designed for ; and as your Petitioner 

does not Request anything for his own time and expences at Present, 

yet Humbly requests this Honorable House would order that the above 

obligations may be (cancelled) or such other ways made void as you in 

your wisdom shall think best. 

Jona Eddy." 

In 1785 Col. Eddy seems to have made application to Congress 
for relief for the Refugees from Nova Scotia. 

He received the following letter . 

[Copy.] "New York, 21 April, 1785. 

Sir: The enclosed is a resolution of Congress. I wish it had been 
more in your favor, but it is all that can be done for you here at present. 
The Secretary of Congress has forwarded to the Governor of Massa- 
chusetts an official copy of said resolution, yet I thought it advisable to 
give you this notice ; no doubt you will observe it is not attested by the 
Secretary, (he being gone to Philadelphia) I thought it not material, as 
you may no doubt, if necessary, have a copy attested by the Secretary 

Rebels in Nova Scotia During the Revolutionary War. 67 

of Massachusetts. I wish you to believe that I have not been inatten- 
tive to your affairs, notwithstanding the resolution may not fully come 
up to your expectations. 

I am with real respect, your most obedient, 

S. Holten." 

This is endorsed, Dr. Holten's letter. 

"Wednesday, April 13, 1785. 

"On the report of a committee, consisting of Mr. Ellery, Mr. Monroe, 
Mr. Reed, Mr. Williamson and Mr. Spaight, to whom was referred a 
petition of Jonathan Eddy, and other refugees of Nova Scotia,* 

Resolved, That Jonathan Eddy, and other refugees from Nova Scotia, 
on account of their attachment to the interest of the United States, 
be recommended to the humanity and particular attention of the several 
states in which they respectively reside ; and that they be informed 
that whenever Congress can consistently make grants of land, they will 
reward, in this way, as far as may be consistent,"such refugees from 
Nova Scotia, as may be disposed to live in the western country." — 

Journal of Congress, Vol. IV. 

The General Court of Massachusetts passed a Resolve giving 
land to some of the Refugees, 1785. 

"Resolve on the message from the Governor, of June 14, 1785, 
respecting Jonathan Eddy and others, Refugees from Nova-Scotia, 
granting several quantities of land lying in one body, in the unappro- 
priated lands of this State to the eastward of Penobscot-River, under 
the direction of the committee for sale of lands in the county of Lincoln, 
upon certain conditions, June 29, 1785. 

Whereas, Jonathan Eddy, Esq., and the other persons hereinafter 
named, refugees from the province of Nova-Scotia, now residing in this 
Commonwealth, were during the late war, in consequence of the laud- 
able attachment which they expressed to the American cause-, necessi- 
tated to flee from their respective habitations in the province aforesaid, 
and leave their property behind them, many of whom are now in penur- 
ious and distressed circumstances ; and as the United States in Con- 
gress assembled, on the thirteenth day of April last past, recommended 
the said sufferers to the humanity and particular attention of this Court ; 
and they having by their ageut, Jonathan Eddy aforesaid, manifested 
their desire to procure a settlement in the eastern part of this Common- 
wealth : 

•The writer is indebted to Hon. Eugene Hale, U. S. S., for copies of documents. 

68 Rebels in Nova Scotia During the Revolutionary War. 

Therefore Resolved, That there be, and hereby is granted to the 
several persons hereafter named, being refugees as aforesaid, and to 
their heirs and assigns forever, the several quantities of land hereafter 
mentioned, that is to say, to the said Jonathan Eddy, fifteen hundred 
acres ; to Ebenezer Gardner, one thousand acres ; to Zebulon Row, 
seven hundred and fifty acres ; to William Maxwell, seven hundred and 
fiftv acres ; to Robert Foster, five hundred and fiftv acres ; to Parker 
Clarke, five hundred acres ; to Atwood Fales, four hundred and fifty 
acres ; to Elijah Ayre, four hundred acres ; to the heirs of William Eddy, 
three hundred and fifty acres; to Phineas Never, one thousand acres; 
to Nathaniel Reynold, three hundred acres ; to Seth Noble, three hun- 
dred acres ; to Samuel Rogers, three hundred acres ; to Thomas Fork- 
ner, two hundred and thirty acres ; to John Day, two hundred and 
thirty acres; to Anthony Burk, Bradford Carpenter, John Eckley, 
Jonathan Eddy, jun., William Howe, each one hundred and fifty acres, 
which several quantities of land, amounting in the whole, to nine 
thousand three hundred and sixty acres, shall be laid out in one body, 
in the unappropriated lands of this Commonwealth, to the eastward of 
Penobscot-River, under the directions of the committee for the sale of 
unappropriated land in the county of Lincoln who shall also cause 
division thereof to be made among the grantees aforesaid, in such 
manner as to make the relative value of the several parcels thereof, as 
nearly proportionate to the quantities therein contained, as may be. 

Provided always, That each of the grantees of aforesaid, their heirs 

or assigns, shall erect a dwelling-house, and clear one fiftieth part of 

the land at least, upon the particular parcel that shall be assigned them, 

agreeable to this resolve, within two years after the division shall be 

made as aforesaid, and that the whole right of any who shall neglect 

the same, shall enure to the Commonwealth. " 

Chapter 80, Resolves. 

Col. Eddy removed to Eddington, Maine, in Aug., 1784, and 
with others continued to petition Congress for relief by way of 
money or land. He wrote to Honorable Silas Lee, M. C. from 
Maine, asking him to give his attention to the matter. Col. Eddy 
received the following letters from him . — 

"Philadelphia, March 13, 1800. 
Dear Sir : I have not nor shall I forget to pay all due attentions to 
your business. The House of Representatives have passed a new Post 
Office Bill in which provision is made to extend the Post road from 
Bucktown to Eddytown, and I shall recommend you for post master at 
that place, and because I think you a very honest man. 

Rebels in Nova Scotia During the Revolutionary War. 69 

I am pleased to hear that the Hon. Caleb Strong is talked of for 

Governor of our State. 

I am dear Sir with much esteem yours, 

Silas Lee. 

P. S. — I hope Mr. Strong will be voted for generally with you, and 
he will be supported throughout the whole District. 
Jona. Eddy, Esquire, Eddytown, Maine." 

"Philadelphia, May 9, 1800. 
My Dear Sir : I have the pleasure to inform you that the Commis- 
sioners have reported in your favor, and a bill has been before us and 
is passed to a third reading, granting you one thousand two hundred 
and eighty acres of the Western Lands. The value of this land I can 
not now tell you, some say more, some less. But you are not to get 
the grants till the second Tuesday of January next, and it is probable I 
may see you between that and the present time. 

I am with much esteem yours, 

Silas Lee. 
Col. Jona. Eddy." 

"City of Washington, Feb. 24, 1801. 

Dear Sir : I have the pleasure of informing you that a Bill has 
passed and now become a Law, providing for you and others ; inclosed 
you have a copy thereof. 

This Bill was negotiated in the Senate the past session, and that was 

the reason why the business was not brought to a close. 

Yours with much esteem, 

Silas Lee. 
Jona. Eddy, Esq., Eddytown, Maine." 

The Act referred to is as follows : — 

"An act regulating the grants of land appropriated for the refugees 
from the British provinces of Canada and Nova Scotia. 

Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 
tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the 
surveyor-general be, and he is hereby directed to cause those fractional 
townships of the sixteenth, seventeenth, eighteenth, nineteenth, 
twentieth, twenty-first and twenty-second ranges of townships, which 
join the southern boundry line of the military lauds* to be subdivided 
into half sections, containing three hundred and twenty acres each ; and 
to return a survey and description of the same to the Secretary of the 

• In the Chillicothe District, Ohio. 


70 Rebels in Nova Scotia Jhirvno the Revolutionary War. 

Treasury, on or before the first Monday of December next ; and that 
the said lands be, and they are hereby set apart and reserved for the 
purpose of satisfying the claims of persons entitled to lands under the 
act, intituled "An act for the relief of the refugees from the British 
provinces of Canada and Nova Scotia." | 

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of the Treas- 
ury shall, within thirty days after the survey of the lands shall have 
been returned to him as aforesaid, proceed to determine, by lot to be 
drawn in the presence of the secretaries of state and of w T ar, the priority 
of location of the persons entitled to lands as aforesaid. The persons, 
thus entitled, shall severally make their locations on the second Tues- 
day of January next, and the patents for the lands thus located shall be 
granted in the manner directed for military lands, without requiring 
any fee whatever. 

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the following persons, * 

claiming lands under the above-mentioned act, shall respectively be f 

entitled to the following quantities of land ; that is to say : Martha 
Walker, widow of Thomas Walker, John Edgar, P. Francis Cazeau, 
John Allen, and Seth Harding, respectively, two thousand two hundred 
and forty acres each ; Jonathan Eddy, Colonel James Livingston, and 
Parker Clark, respectively, one thousand two hundred and eighty 
acres each ; and the heirs of John Dodge,, one thousand two hundred 
and eighty acres ; Thomas Faulkner, David Gay, Martin Brooks, 
Lieutenant-colonel Bradford, Noah Miller, Joshua Lamb, Atwood 
Fales, John Starr, William How, Ebenezer Gardner, Lewis F. Deles- 
dernier, John McGown, and Jonas C. Minot, respectively, nine hundred I 
and sixty acres each ; and the heirs of Simeon Chester, nine hundred 
and sixty acres ; Jacob Vender Heyden, John Livingston, James Craw- 
ford, Isaac Danks, Major B. Von Heer, Benjamin Thompson, Joseph 
Bindon, Joseph Levittre, Lieutenant William Maxwell, John D. 
Mercier, James Price, Seth Noble, Martha Bogart, relict of Abraham 
Bogart, and formerly relict of Daniel Tucker, and John Halstead, 
respectively, six hundred and forty acres each ; David Jeuks, Ambrose 
Cole, James Cole, Adam Johnson, the widow aud heirs of Colonel 
Jeremiah Duggan, Daniel Eari, junior, John Paskell, Edward Chinn, 
Joseph Cone, and John Torreyre, respectively, three hundred and 
twenty acres each ; Samuel Fales, one hundred and sixty acres ; which 
several tracts of land shall, except the last, be located in half sections 
by the respective claimauts. 

Approved, February 18, 1801." — United States Statutes at Large, 
Page 2, Vol. F, Sixth Congress. 

Bangor Families. 71 


(Continued from Vol. S, Page 131.) 

• Ante Vol. 1, page 113. 
t Ante Vol.3, page 183. 
X Ante Vol. 4, page 123. 

Deacon William Boyd* was the son of James Boyd of Bristol ; 

born in Worcester, Mass., July 30, 1745. The family went to 

Bristol, 17(>3. He married there Hannah, daughter of Archibald 

Little of Newcastle ; published in Bristol, Oct. 10, 1768. Mr. 

Boyd came here in 1790. He bought out Jacob Bussed, the first 

settler, and received a deed of his lot No. 13. He was Deacon of 

the first church in Orriogton (Brewer) prior to 1800, and Deacon 

of the First Church in Bangor, 1811. He died March 24, 1829. 

His wife died April, 1818. They hud fifteen children, all born in 

Bristol, three of whom died in infancy. 

i. Mary. b. Sept. If}. 1769, d. unmarried at age of 24. 

ii. James, b. September 24. 1770, of Bangor. He d. 1799. His heirs 

had deed of lot S2 in 1S06. 
iii. Margaret, b. Jan. 16, 1772: m. James Campbell, of Orrington 

(Brewer), Jan. 2S. 179<J. f Removed to Medfonl and d. there. 
iv. V\ illiaM. b. Sept. 1. 1775 ; settled in Wiscasset; m. there Mrs. Jane 

Eaton, 1S07. He d. Nov. 29. 1S2S. 
v. Joseph, b. Sept. 1, 1775; twin with William; d. an infant. 
vi. Elizabeth, b. April 14. 1777; m. Daniel Webster of Bangor. April 10, 

1802. He was b. April 10, 1776; d. May 11, ISIS. She d. Sept. 15, 

185S. Ten children.; among whom Daniel Jr., and Margaret VV. 

who in. Frank W. Carr Feb. 16. 1S53. 
vii. Henry, b. May 17. 177S; d. of consumption. 
viii. John, b. July 2S, 1779; lived in Bangor; always lame. 
ix. Hannah, b. Mar. 18, 1781; m. first Capt. Samuel Miller of Wiscasset. 

He died Jan. 17, 1834. She m. second Capt. William M. Boyd in 

1838. She died Aug. 11. f§44. 
x. Jane. b. Sept. 13, 17S3; m. Ebenezer Weston of B:ingor; pub. Nov. 1, 

1812. She adm. First church Aug 31. 1834. 
xi. Alexander, b. Dec. 2-1. 1784; shipmaster of Baltimore; d. in Ireland 

about 1809. One son. William A., lived and d. in Baltimore. 
xii. Samuel, b. Dec. 21, 1787, of Wiscasset; d. of consumption in 1812. 
xlii. Kobert. b Oct. 16. 1789. of Bangor; m. Edna Patten May 12, 1816. 

He joined First church July 19, 1840; wife Aug 18, 1834. 

Samuel Edwards Dutton was son of Samuel Dutton of 
Hallowell, born there. He was educated in the common schools, 
studied law and settled in Bangor in 1801, the second lawyer here. 
He was a sound lawyer, the first «Judge of Probate for Penob- 
scot County, President of the Bangor Bank, Civil Engineer and , 
Agent for many landed proprietors. He was also one of the 

72 Maine Lands. 


Feb. 24, 1820, the Committee on the Land Office of the Gen- 
eral Court of Massachusetts, reported that 5,465,075 acres of land 
had been granted and sold in Maine since June 29, 1785, and that 
250,420 acres, (out of that) had never been located or surveyed. 


Feb. 19, Amasa Smith, 500 acres on Eastern Boundary. 
July 15, Berkshire Academy, 11,520 a, 1-2 town. 
June 18, Derby Academy, Hingham, 11,520 a, 1-2 town. 


founders of the Bangor Theological Seminary. He married 
Marcia, daughter of Robert and Abigail (Brown) Page of Read- 
field, Jan. 2, 1803, she born June 1, 1783. (Mr. Page and his 
family were from Deerfield, N. II.) He and his wife belonged 
to the First church, in Bangor, and his wife afterward removed | 

to Hammond Street church. He died Feb. 16, 1830, aged 56, 
or in 1831, a^ed 57. She died in 1863. 
Children all born in Bangor. 

i. Julia., b. Oct. 12, 1S03; m. James Anderson, Feb. 19, 1S28; removed 
to Philadelphia and Pittsburg. Five children. 

ii. Samuel Page, b. Oct. 7, 1805, of Bangor. He joined Hammond 
Street Church with his brothers Henry and Robert, June 8, 1S34. 
He m. in Lubec Patia MeLellan, March 1,1S33. She was born in 
Portland; she d. Dec. 21, 1S33 ; he d. in New York, Dec. 19, 1S36. 

iii. Harriet, b. April 5, 1S07; d. Aug. 15, 1807. 

iv. Isabella Graham, b. May 26. 1808 ; m. Rev. Joshua Eaton, Aug. 26, 
1S41. She d. June 8, 1878, aged 70; he d. in Bangor, Dec. 9, 1S75. 
Two daughters, Mary A. and Isabella. | 

v. Henry, b. April 17, 1S10. He was admitted to Hammond Street 
Church, June 8, 1834; m. in Boston, Oct. 9, 1S38, Francis Cushing 
Stevens, daughter of Dea. Joseph Stevens and sister of the late 
General Joseph C. Stevens of Bangor. Henry Dutton was dis- 
missed to Calvary Church in San Francisco, Feb. 24, 1856, and was 
a prominent and influential citizen there. He died July 23, 1S79. 
His widow and children resided in San Francisco.— Jn San Fran- 
cisco, Cal., March 4, Mary E., widow of the late Henry Dutton, Jr., 
and daughter of Sophia G. and the late William C. Talbot. 

vi. Abigail, b. April 29, 1812, an original member of Hammond Street 
Church; d. Dec. 21. 1837. 

vii. Robert, b. Feb. 20, 1814; m. Julia, daughter of Hon. John Godfrey, 
June 7, 1841. He died Nov. 23, 1S43. 

viii. Charles Hammond, b. Jan. 1, 1819; d. May 25, 1836. 

E. F. Duren. l 

Islands in Maine Under Contract Prior to 1820. 73 

Feb. 19, Williams College, 23,040 a, one town, (No. 1, R. 4, East line 

of State). 
Mar. 14, Hallowell Academy, 5,760 a, 1-4 town. 

Feb. 24, Town of Plymouth, 23,040 a, (Somerset Co). 
Feb. 26, Duck Trap Bridge, 5,760 a. 
20, Williams College, 23,040 a. 
Mar. 4, Mass. Agricultural Society, 23,040 a. 

Mar. 3, Samuel E. Button and others, 11,520 a, for making a Road. 


Feb. 4, Taunton & Raynham, 11,520 a, (West Moose Head Lake). 

Feb. 17, Farmington Academy, 11,520 a, (West line of the State). 

Feb. 27, Plymouth Proprietors, 23,040 a. 
Catherine Drown & als., 11,520 a. 

Feb. 27, Saco Free Bridge, 11,520 a. 

Jan. 25, Thomas Johnson and als., 8,000 a, (in Orono). 
Dec. 11, Amherst Academy, 11,520 a, (1-2 No. 5, N. B. P. P.) 

June 16, Proprietors Sandy Bay Pier in Gloucester, 23,040 a. 

250,420 acres. 


April 23, B. and W. Davis, Belfast, Lots No. 15 and 80, 211 1-2 

acres on the Isle of Holts, $700 due April 18, 1825. 
June 10, William W. Parrot, seven Islands in Washington County, (?) 

524 1-2 acres, viz ; Porcupines, Jordans, Hern, and Sehoo- 

dic, P't, $317.50, $147.15 paid, balance due June 10, 1821. 
June 10, Edward H. Robbins, Jr., Three Islands in Narraguagus Bay, 

650 1-2 a acres, viz ; Dyer's, Pond, and Jordan's Delight. 

Part paid and" balance due June 10, 1821. 


74 Marriage Intentions in Machias^ 1805-1810. 

Mar. 22, Samcel Turner, Lot No. 12 and part of Lot 17, 140 1-2 

acres, on the Isle of Holt, 8150. Paid, $90, balance due 

April 2, 1823. 
April 2, Asa Turner, Lot No. 22, 162 acres on the Isle of Holt, $150. 

Part paid, balance due April 2, 1823. 
June 2, Benjamin Lane, an Island near Matinicus called Ragged Ace? 

277 acres, $700. Due Nov., 1821. 
Oct. 18, John Campbell, an Island called Campbell's Island, 84 1-2 

acres, $169. Due May, 1821. 
June 22, James Campbell, two Islands in Narraguagus Bay, viz : 

Trafton's and Gourd Islands, 114 acres, $64. Due June 22, 

Oct. 13, Samuel Allen, Moose Island by Deer Island Thoroughfare, 

25 acres, $50. Due Oct. 28, 1820. 
June 19, John Dickinson of Machias, four Islands in Machias Bay, 

called B. A. C, 21 acres, $80. Due Nov., 1820. 
June 19, John Brewer of Robbinston, two small Islands in Passa- 

maquoddy Bay, Helleker's, and a small one, four acres in 

both, $30. Due June, 1820. 
Dec. 31, Also 131 Islands along the coast from Penobscot to Pa3sa- 

maquoddy, prior to 1820. 


June, Roswell Wheeler Smith and Lydia Oakes. 
" Thomas Hanscom and Dolly Berry. 
" Levi Fairbanks and Mary Crawford ? of Northborough. 
Isaac Ames and Nabby Clark, of No. 22. 
George S. Smith and Sally Farnsworth, of Dennysville. 
Nathan'l Marston and Lydia Reynolds, of Addison. 
Harrison O. Thatcher and Debby Smith. 
Isaac Dudley and Polly Barnes. 

Oct. 22. Geo. Fall and Sarah Munson. 

Mar. 26, Henry Thompson and Lydia Berry. 
44 Ezekiel Rich and Elizabeth Foster. 

•In Vol. VI, Page 143, of this Magazine was printed "Marriages in Machias." 
think these were not *• Marriages" but "Intentions of Marriage." 



Marriage Intentions in Mackias, 1805-1810. 75 

May 6, Thomas Wright aud Lucy Fillmore? 

44 14, John Maddin and Polly Johnson, of Jonesboro*. 

" " Edward Clark and Dorcas Foss. 

44 28 Patrick Penney and Sophia Thing? 
July 14, Henry Lyon and Betsey Crocker. 
Aug. 1, Thomas Box well? aud Susanna Niles. 
Sept. 1, Richard M. Foster and Thankful Phinney, 
Oct. 15, Micah J. Talbot and Betsey Rich. 
Oct. 27, Moses Holmes and Jane Larrabee. 
Nov. 1, Jesse Fenlason and Olive Seavey. 
Nov. 10, Samuel Dennison and Polly McGuire? 

Jan. 7, William Foss and Hannah Doyle. 

Jan. 11, John Dennison Jr. of Plantation No 11, and Polly Lyon. 

44 k4 Nath'l Munsou? and Susannah Weston. 
Mar. 11, John Carlton of Jonesborough and Sally Sawyer. 

44 44 Josiah Noyes Jr. of Jonesboro' and Betsy Kelly. 
April 7, Ebenezer Albee and Sully Shaw, of Dennysville. 

44 44 Aaron M. aud Nabbv Crocker. 

44 15 James Hawes and Charlotte M. 
May 12, Levi Chase and Ruth S. Foster? 

44 44 Samuel Fenlason and Sally Hathaway. 

44 44 Israel Andrews and Olive Andrews. 
July 5, Elias Foster and Lucy Dorman. 

44 15, Wm. Chaloner and Louisa Holden Foster. 
Sept. 5, Benjamin Hoit and Polly Whitehouse. 

44 9* John Phillips and Martha Dore. 
Oct. 25, John Kellar and Susanna Phinny. 

44 44 David Bagley and Sally Tinney. 

44 27, John C. Talbot and Mary Foster. 
Dec. 15, Ephram Brown and Polly Berry. 

Mar. 5, Samuel Holmes and Martha Larrabee. 

fc4 17, John Larrabee? and Katy Connors. 

April 20, Jeremiah O'Brien and Elizabeth Pope. 

Aug. 4, John Chaloner aud Susanna Scott. 

Oct. 29, John Jones and Hannah Adams. 

Jane 11, Abraham Ames and Susan Clark. 

•Perhaps 1809. 

76 Wheflwrifiht Families in Maine. 


Samcel 2 Wheelwright, son of Rev. John Wheelwright, was 
born in England, 1635. He was in Boston in 1663 and married 
Esther, daughter of Jeremy Houchin of Boston that year. July 
15, 1663, he bought one-half of his father's estate in Wells and 
probably settled there that year. In 1677 Samuel Wheelwright, 
of ''Yorkshire," was appointed on a committee to take an account 
of the "New Brick Building" at Harvard College. He was for 
many years the foremost citizen of the town and Province. He 
was Town Clerk 29 years, County Treasurer and Judge of Pro- 
bate for many years, Judge of the Court of Common Pleas from 
1694 to 1700, and a Councillor* of the Province from 1694 to 
his death. Nearly all of the name in Maine and in New 7 England 
are his descendants. He died May 13, 1700. — Gravestone. 
His will of Jan. 21, 1700, proved Jan. 22, 1701, names wife 
Hester, children Mary and Hannah Parsons, and sons John and 
Joseph. Children were : 

i. John 3 , b. 1664, of Wells. 

ii. Joseph 3 , b. 1G67-8. of Wells. 

iii. Mary 3 . 

iv. Hannah, m. William Pearsons probably in 169G. Jan. 5, 1697. the 
Grand Jury presented him and Hannah Wheelwright for an offence 
against the law, to which he plead guilty and was fined 20 shil- 
lings and 2 shillings 6d. costs; his wife gave the Court satisfactory 
reason for not being in Court and was excused. Her brother Col. 
John Wheelwright appears to have been one of the Court. Pearsons 
died prior to 1717. when his heirs received a grant of land in Wells. 
In 1703 "Mrs. Hannah Parsons, a widow woman, and her young 
daughter were taken by the Indians and carried into captivity. '*+ It 
is probable that it was the same woman. (iSee Col. John Wheel- 
wright's children for the daughter(?) 

Col. John 3 Wheelwright, son of Samuel, 2 was born in Wells 
in 1664. He was an Inn Keeper. He built mills on the Mousam 
river in 1695. fn 1703-4 he tore down the old house built by 
his grandfather and built a uew one. He married Mary, daush- 
terofCapt. Geo. Suell, mariner, of Portsmouth, Jan. 28, 16^9. 
In 1701 the ancient church had gone to decay, and a new one was 
organized Nov. 9, 1701, his name heading the list of members. 

•These Councillors were elected by the General Court and were equivalent to what 
are now Senators. 

tWiiliamson's History of Maine, Vol. 2, Page 44. 

Wheelwright Families in Maine, 77 

The same day he had his five oldest children baptized. "Mrs. 
Mary Wheelwright, upon profession of faith in Christ, was received 
to communion March, 1713-14." He was a Representative to the 
General Court in 1692. May 18, 1715, he was appointed upon 
a committee to lay out Falmouth, now Portland, and Oct. 29, 
1718, a report was made which said among other things "that 
there was a fair prospect of its being in a little time a nourishing 
town." He was selectman many years, town clerk forty years, 
Judge of Probate, Judge of the Court of Common Pleas many 
years. He was Councillor of the Province from 1708 for 25 
years. He was Lieut., Captain, Major and Colonel of militia in 
his time. He was in service in all the Indian wars, at Pemaquid, 
Sheepscot, Kennebeck, Fort Mary, Saco, and other places. 
"Brave and noble, he was the main pillar of defence in the Prov- 
ince through the vicissitudes of these wars." He was the most 
eminent citizen of his town and of the Province. He was a 
stauuch Puritan of the old Calvinistic order. He died Aug 13, 
1745, aged 81. Gravestone. His will of April 11, 1739, proved 
April 8, 174(3, names wife Mary: Children, Hannah Plaisted. 
Elizabeth Newmarch, Mary Moody, Sarah JefFerds, John, Jere- 
miah, Samuel and Nathaniel, and also "daughter Esther if living 
in Canada, who hath been absent for more than 30 years," to whom 
he gives £100 if she comes back. Widow Mary in her will* of 
Nov. 16, 1750, proved July, 1755, names, John, Samuel, Jeremiah, 
Nathaniel, Mary Moody, Sarah JefFerds, also three beloved grand 
daughters of dear daughter Hannah Plaisted, deceased ; also four 
grand daughters of dear daughter Elizabeth Newmarch, 
deceased ; also if my daughter Esther, many years in Canada, is 
vet liviDg I give her one-fifth of my estate. She gave her slave 
Peggy to such child as she should choose to live with. Children : 

i. John. 4 b. Dec. 10, 1689. Probably settled in Boston. u John Wheel- 
wright was Councillor for Sagadahoc, 1745. and for ten successive 
years and had been for 30 years Commissary General of the whole 
Province. t v In Christ Church, Boston, Inscriptions, I lind this: 
"Madam Elizabeth Wheelwright, Cousort of lion. John Wheel- 
wright, Esquire, died Feb. 23, 1713, aged 45 years." 

ii. Samuel, 4 b. May 2, 1692. Lived in Wells. He was a Captain in the 
French war. He m. Abigail Lane, (perhaps of John) 1714-15. "He 

•York Wills, Vol. 1, Page 769. 

tWillianison'b History of Maine, Vol. 2, Page 352. Probably this man. 


Wheelwright Families in Maine. 

recognized his baptismal covenant in public assembly June 15, 1716," 
and had his son John baptized. June S, 1713, Mrs. Abigail Wheel- 
wright upon profession of faith was received into full communion. 
He was appointed Agent of the Town of Wells to oppose the division 
of the town. Children : 

1. John 5 , b. May 1G, 1716. He lived in Wells and was a distin- 

guished citizen there. Representative 176S. Justice of the 
Fence. He had a pew of the first rank in the Meeting House 
1769. He was one of the Committee of Correspondence in 
1773 and prosecutor of Rebels 1770. He m. Sarah < ondis(?) 
of Boston. Children were Samuel 6 , John 6 , Daniel e , b. May 
29, 1765. who was living in 1S39. Sarah 6 , and Jeremiah 6 . 

2. Abigail 5 , b. Aug. 30, 1717, bap. Sept. S. 

3. Samuel 5 , bap. Aug. 23. 1719. 

4. Samuel 5 , bap. Jan. 7, 1722. killed by the Indians at the East- 


5. John 5 , bap. April 5. 1724. A John 

"April 23'' 1724. grad. Harvard 
supposed to be this man. 

College 1745 

of Wells, b. 
and d. 1S00, 




Mary 5 , bap. June 19. 1725. 

Daniel 5 , bap. Dec. 22. 172S. 

Joanna 5 , bap. Mar. 28. 1730. 

Job 5 , bap. Dec. 23. 1732-3. Settled in Boston, m. Abigail 
Barnard. Children : Abigail 6 . Samuel 6 , b. 1761. Sarah 6 , Benja- 
min 6 , Martha 6 . Job 6 , John 6 , b. 1771, Geo. 6 , b. 1773. Lydia 6 , 
said to have been born in Wells. 1776. Harriet 6 , and Daniel 6 . 

Daniel 5 , b. Dec. 17, 1736. bap. Dec. 19. 1735-6. Lived in 
Wells, m. Dorothy Wells, Dec. 6. 1763. Soldier at Fort 
Halifax 1756. master of sch. "Three Friends", 1760, and 
until Revolutionary War. Captain in the War and killed 
therein. Administrator appointed on his estate Nov., 1778. 

George 5 , bap. Mar. 4, 173S-9. 

Jeremiah 5 , who it seems must have been a son of Samuel 4 , 
and to whom I think the following refers. 1 cannot place it 
elsewhere : — 

Extract from a letter to Rev. Jonathan Greenleaf of Wells, in 
1824, which probably refers to this family : 

"Jeremiah Wheelwright, who died in Portsmouth about 1770, was my 
grandfather. My father, Jeremiah Jr., was the only child by the first 
marriage ; his mother was Mary Bosworth. By the second marriage he 
had two children, Mary and John. Mary married in Saco, and died a 
widow. My grandfather had a brother Job and I think other brothers 
living at Wells. My father, Jeremiah Jr., had eight children, three of 
them only living; Abraham, Ebenezer and Esther. My mother was 
Mary Davis, of Gloucester. My age is 67 the 26th instant. 

Abraham Wheelwright. 

Newburyport, July 17, 1824." 

m.HAXNAH 4 . b. May 1, 1691, m. Elisha Plaisted of York. Sept. 16, 1712. 
He was taken prisoner by the Indians on the day of his marriage, 
but was redeemed by a heavy ransom. Representative from Kittery. 
Ten children whose descendants are numerous and influential.* 



•Ante Vol. viii, page 138. 

Wheelwright Families in Maine. 79 

iv. Esther 4 , b. Mar. 31, 1696. She was t;\ken prisoner by the French and 
Indians. Her father in his will April 11, 173H, names his daughter 
"Esther who hath been absent more than thirty years." She was 
carried to Quebec and became a Catholic. "Religieitse Ursuline --- — 

called of the Infant Jesus."' She never returned but occasionally 
wrote to her parents. She died at Quebec and was buried Nov. 28, 
1785.* H* 

v. Jeremiah 4 , b. Mar. 5, 1693. Settled in Boston. Child : 

1. Jeremiah 5 Jr., b. in Boston, 1732. Lived in Gloucester. He 
had son Abraham 6 , b. there; he was a Revolutionary 
soldier and in Arnold's Expedition to Quebec. 1775. After 
the death of his father and mother he moved to Xewbury- 
port, where he was living April 7. 1S47, at the age of 90; he 
had a son Jeremiah 7 , b. Sept 15, 1781. m. Mary Blunt Jan. 
23, 1805, and was lost at sea in 1830. Their sou George, b. 
Sept. 19, 1813, d. at Jamaica Plain Dec. 16. 1879. Ebenezer 6 , 
also son of Jeremiah 5 , m. Anna, daughter of William Coombs 
of Xewburyport. She died Aug. 4. 1S55, aged 90. He died 
about the same time, both having entered their 10th decade. 
Their son William 7 , was the great South American merchant. 
Isaac Watts 7 , youngest son, grad. Bowdoin College 1821 ; 
went to South America, returned and settled in Byrield, 
Mass. Mary 7 , their daughter, m. Rev. John Codman, D. D., 
of Dorchester, Mass. Settled there 1808. 

vi. Elizabeth 4 , b. April 16, 1700, m. Samuel Xewmarch Mar. 21, 1723. 

She d. prior to leaving four daughters. He had a second wife, 

Susanna, prior to 1735. 

vii. Mary 4 , b. June 11, 1702. m. Samuel Moody Jr., of Portland, Jan. 12, 
1725. He was b. Xew Market. X. II., Oct. 29, 1699. grad. H. C. 
1718. Surgeon. Appointed Commander of Fort George, Bruns- 
wick, about 1731 and moved his family there. He d. Sept. 22, 1758 ; 

viii. Nathaniel 4 , b. Jan. or June 15, 1704. bap. July 16. He m. Abigail, 
daughter of Joseph Hammond, of Kittery, Jan 28, 1729. He lived in 
Wells. Farmer. Raised 150 bushels of wheat in 1748. Children: 

1. Snell, b. Xov. 4, 1729. 

2. Hannah, bap. Jan. 28. 1732-3. 

3. Lydia, bap. Oct. 6. 1734. d. young. 

4. Nathaniel "second son'* bap. May 15, 1737, d. 1737. 

5. Nathaniel, b, 1738, d. June 2, 1739, aged 10 mos. 

6. Abigail, bap. June 15, 1740. 

7. Mary, bap. June 20. 1742. Probably m. Dr. Jonathan Clark, 

the second physician in Wells (?) He was b. May 4, 1737 ; 
son of Eleazer. 

8. Katherine. bap. Jan. 13. 1744-5. 

9. Samuel, bap. Oct. 7, 1749. 

"•Charles, a mulatto infant, was brought for bap. Sep. 23,1744, 
by Nathaniel and Abigail Wheelwright." 
ix. Sarah 4 , b. July 27, 1706. m. Rev. Samuel Jefterds, Oct. 26 or 27. 1727. 
He was born in Salem. 1703, and grad. at H. C. 1722. Settled minister 
in Wells Dec. 15, 1725. Died there Feb. 1. 1752. Children. 

1. Samuel Jefferds, of Wells. A Captain. 

2. Prob. William Jefferds, of Wells, m. Olive Gilpatrick. He 

moved to Kennebunk in 1777. Inn Keeper. D. April 28, ,' 

1820. a^ed 87. Widow d. April 29, 1831, aged 75. Children : 
Nathaniel. William, George, Olive, Clement, and Ivory who 
lived in Bangor. 

tNew England Genealogical and Historical Register, Vol. 28, page 160 and Vol. 34, 
page 322. 


80 Wheelivright Families in Maine. 

x. Job 4 , b. Sept. G, 170$, d. young. 
xi. Lydia 4 , b. Sept. 17, 1710, d. young. 

xii. Abigail Pearsons, adopted child of John Wheelwright, bap. Sept. 22, 
1706. She was probably his niece. 

Joseph 3 Wheelwright, son of Samuel 2 . He was born in 
Wells about 1667-8 and was a prominent man in the town for 
many years. "Joseph Wheelwright recognized his baptismal 
covenant Aug. 6, 1710." Church records. He married Alice 

; and seems not to have been married until in middle age. 

"Alice Wheelwright, wife of Mr. Joseph Wheelwright, was 
received into communion upon public profession of faith April 15, 
1722." A seat was assigned to him in the Meeting House, 1785. 

Children : 

i. Thomas 4 , bap. Aug. 6. 1710. He was a soldier at Louisburg, Cape 

Breton. 1714. in the French war. 
ii. Luci, 4 twin with above, bap. same day. 
iii. Mary 4 , bap. April, 1713. 
iv. Esther 4 , bap. July 13, 1715. 
v. Alice 4 , bap. April 20. 1718. 
vi. Joseph 4 , bap. May 22, 1720. Of Wells, m. Mary Curtis Oct. 1745. 

He was Town Treasurer. Committee of Safety 1776. Adru. on his 

or his son Joseph's estate appointed May, 1S01. Children, not in 

order : 

1. Aaron 5 , bap. June 4. 1749. Lived in Wells. Committee of 

Correspondence, 1779; son James 6 ; his sons Aaron 7 and 
Moses 7 . 

2. Joseph 5 . 

3. Mary 5 , bap. June 30, 1754, m. Capt. James Littlefield. 

4. Benjamin 5 , bap. Mar. 6. 1757? m. Xancy Clark. He d. 1791, 

aged 28. Children: Sarah 6- , m. Capt. John Littlefield. She 
d. widow, 1836; George 6 m. Mary Carter of Xewburyport, 
1816. Moved to Bangor where he died April 1845, aged 56. 
Hon. Joseph S 7 . of Bangor, is their son. Susanah 6 , m. Capt. 
Theodore Eldridge. 
vii. Benjamin 4 , bap. Jan 25, 1723-4. An administrator appointed on 
Benjamin Wheelwright's estate Nov. 1792. Probably this man. 


John Wheelwright in Scituate. Moved to Hiogham and there 
married first Sarah Willcut, July 10, 1746. She born there May 
6, 1722 ; died Nov. 11, 1758. He married second Silence Tower, 
Sept. 27, 1759. She born June 9, 1728; died April 25, 1781. 
He married third, Mrs. Euth Cashing, Oct. 2o y 1781. He died 
May 8, 1818, aged 98. Five children by each of the first two wives. 

Nathaniel "Wheelwright of Boston, merchant. His son 
John Wheelwright, as administrator of estate of his father, sued 
Charles Paxton and obtained an execution May 29, 17G5. See 
Resolve of the General Court, Mar. 5, 1792. 



Petition to the General Court from Selectmen of Blue Hill. 81 



To the Honorable the Senate and the Honorable House of Represen- 
tatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General Court 
Assembled : 

The Selectmen of the Town of Blue-hill in behalf of the Inhabitants 
of said Town agreeable to the vote in Town meeting assembled, Author- 
izing and directing them to Represent to the Honorable the General 
Court the distressed situation they are in by reason of heavy Taxes 
assessed on them, and for the following reasons : Their very great 
suffering; during; the late contest when unprotected by the Government 
they were equally exposed to the ravages of war from both parties, and 
were absolutely stripped of almost all their property, greatly indebted 
to private individuals, which they have since been obliged to discharge, 
under every possible inconvenience subject to great embarrassment in the 
administration of Justice, and still greater from the difficulties of Trade, 
from which source they expected and depended on to enable them to 
pay their Taxes. Their lauds unlocated until very lately, discouraged 
them greatly from that spirit and execution in the cultivation of them, 
that was absolutely necessary to give them support, and prevented the 
Inhabitants from rendering to the Assessors a Just Estimate of property 
requisite to direct to an equal Assessment, in consequence of which 
their quantum of the Taxes are now so great they are utterly incapable 
of discharging them, that in addition to these their proportion of the 
Public Charge, and an appendage of one of the new Counties, erected 
the last Session of the General Court which they are liable to be called 
on for immediately, will add greatly to the weight of their present bur- 
den, that from their remote situation they have not enjoyed any of the 
benefits which the Inhabitants of the western parts of the Common- 
wealth have enjoyed, but on the contrary have been exposed to, and 
obliged to combat every difficulty, in clearing up and bringing forward 
a heavy wooded country, that but very few of the Inhabitants are as 
yet able to raise a sufficiency for themselves and families, and should 
they be obliged to pay into the Public Treasury the Taxes now assessed 
on them it will be attended with every evil consequence. Numbers must 
be Infalibly ruined and obliged to sell their real Property and leave the 
country, will deprive the Inhabitants in the Eastern part of the Com- 
monwealth, from the advantage their brethren in the Western pail are 

82 Petition to the General Court from Selectmen of Blue Hill. 

in full enjoyment of, and create the utmost discontent among the Peo- 
ple, for these and many more reasons which might be urged, your 
Petitioners most humbly entreat your honours to take this, their Petition, 
into your wise consideration and grant such relief in the Premises as in 
your Wisdom shall appear Just. 

And your humble Petitioners as in duty bound shall ever Pray. 

(Signed) Jonathan Darling. ) Selectmen of 

Joseph \Vood, Jr. j Blue-hill. 

The foregoing Petition was presented and referred to a Committee 
which reported to the General Court Feb. 22, 1790, which report was as 
follows, viz : 

That the Assessors of Blue-hill be and hereby are directed without 
delav to assess upon the Inhabitants thereof asreeablv to law, if not 
already done, and make return to the Treasurer of the Commonwealth, 
the sum of one hundred and fifty-five pounds, eighteen shillings, and 
nine pence, also the further sum of thirty-three pounds, fifteen shillings, 
and nine pence, and that the town may discharge themselves of the said 
sums as follows, viz : — 

One moiety of the first tax may be applied by said Town to the sup- 
port of a Gospel Minister among them, and the other moiety may be 
applied for the support of school master or masters, and also by paying 
into the Treasury of the Commonwealth the sum of thirty-three pounds, 
two shillings, and six pence. * * * * The Town to present a 
certificate to the Treasurer of the Commonwealth within one vear that 
it had complied with these conditions. 

The above was passed as a Resolv ; Feb. 23. 1790. 

(Signed) Thomas Dawes, President, 

David Cobb, Speaker pro tern. 

And approved by John Hancock, Governor. 

Communicated by E. G. F. Ca?\dage, Brookline, Mass. 

James R. Carver, who died at Vinalhaven Jan. 12th, was born 
in Vinalhaven. 84 years ago the 17th of last October. His grand- 
father, Israel Carver, was one of the original 72 settlers there. 
He was married 55 vears a<ro to Eliza, daughter of the late David 
Smith. Three children were the result of their union and his is 
the first death that has occurred in the family. Mr. Carver was 
a very pleasant and intelligent old gentleman and had hosts of 
friends who greatly deplore his death. 

Letter from Gen. Gushing to Massachusetts Council. 83 



''PoWNALBOROUGH, OCT. 18, 1779. 

Sir : — Enclosed is a letter sent express by two men from Penobscot 
through the woods by the way of Fort Halifax from Capt. Ulmer who 
is there with a scoutiug party of about 16 men : — in consequence of 
which I have ordered a company of men to march from Fort Halifax to 
Penobscot and there protect the inhabitants in the best manner in their 
power until the time for which they were detached shall expire, which 
will be the first of next month. Have also directed Maj. Lithgow to 
send a company from Cambden to co-operate with them at certain sea- 
sons as he can spare the men from that quarter. Have also appointed 
Mr. Jedediah Preble of Penobscot to supply the men that may be sent 
there with provisions, I apprehend it would be very necessary that some 
men should be continued to be stationed up Penobscot River to support 
the drooping spirits of the inhabitants who it seems are willing to defend 
themselves, notwithstanding their oaths, provided they can have assis- 
tance ; and if no assistance could be offered they would choose to 
remove from thence if they could get off, rather than be subject to the 
Britons : their situation is trulv distressing : between the Britons and 
tories they are subject to daily plunder and know not which way to fly 
for shelter ; and if proper measures are not taken to keep up constant 
guards the inhabitants this way may be by the incursions of the enemy 
rendered in like manner miserable. ' 

I have stationed some troops at the mouth of Kennebec River where 
it will be needful to continue them and in several other places but 
principally at Cambden. If a military force should be kept up it will 
be necessary to provide barracks before the cold weather comes on, 
especially at Cambden where it is likely the greatest number of men 
may be stationed. As the article of bread may be much wanted not 
only for the inhabitants of this county but also for men that may be 
raised for the defence of it, it would be very beneficial if some meas- 
ures should be taken to prevent persons that come into this country 
from carrying off Indian corn, rye and other grain, which is done by 
extorting this sort of pay, for what they may have to sell, to the refusal 
of the currency. I am at a loss to know the proper rations to be deliv- 
ered to each soldier, having never received any directions for that pur- 
pose : should &c. ******* 

Previous to the raising troops for the Penobscot expedition, upon 


84 Deaths in Milford, Maine. 

which the first arrival of the enemy at M.bigwaduce, I caused about 300 

men to be raised and stationed at Cambden by advice of the committees 

of the several towns in this county : when the establishment is made for 

the payment of the Penobscot troops, should be glad if it might be 

made for the payment of the others also. v 

I am sir &c. 

Chas. Gushing, Br. Gen. 
To Hon. Jer. Powell &c." 

Capt. Uliner's letter referred to above. 

4 'Penobscot, Oct. 4, 1779. 
Sir: — By order of 3Iaj. Lithgow I proceeded to Penobscot River to 
have the pleasure to inform you the inhabitants appear very friendly to 
the American cause, but are in a most deplorable condition : they are 
ordered by Gen. McLean to repair immediately to Magabagaduce to 
work on the fort erecting there : in case of failure Gen. McLean is 
determined to turn and destroy their interests and deem the inhabi- 
tants rebels. It is impossible for so many families to get all through ^ 
the woods and there is no carriage by water. They have determined to 
carrv on their places, if thev can have a guard sufficient- to protect them. 
I am fully convinced it is my duty to recommend to you in the strongest 
terms in their behalf, that you will take into consideration their distress 
and send them immediate relief. — either boats to remove them, or men 
sufficient to guard them here which cannot be less than two or three 
hundred : as to provisions, may be had here sufficient to supply them. 

I am Sir, 
Brig. Cushing." Philip Ulmer, Capt. 

Communicated by Joseph Williamson, Esq. t 



Silas Willey, b. Durham, N. H., 1777, died 1854. 

His wife, Elizabeth G., died 1851, aged Gl years, 6 mos. 

Jonathan Hopkins, b. 1802, died 1867. 

Peleg Hall, died 1857, aged 47. 

David Stone, died 1849, aged 81. 

His wife Deborah, died 1850, aged 85. 

Francis Cunningham, died 1852, aged 48. 

John Gilman, died 1850, aged G4. 

J. C. Gilman, died 1867, aged 46. 

George Wyman, died 1863, aged 61. 

Phebe Bridge, died 186.1, aged 58. I 

P. F. Hildreth, died 1858, aged 49. * 

William Howard, b. 1802, died 1869. 

His wife, Elizabeth, died 1866, aged 53. 

Elbridge Reed, died 1853, aged 42. 

His wife, Sarah A., died 1862, aged 42. 

Mrs. Elizabeth Norns, died 1857, aged 57. 

Abraham Moore^ of Dover and Abbot. 85 


Abraham Moore was son of Colonel John Moore, a Revolution- 
ary officer who settled in Norridgewock in 1780, with his four 
sons. Abraham married Betsey Spaulding, 1790, and settled first 
on a lot afterward known as the Nutting lot, and from thence moved 
to the Richards lot. He was then known as an active and intelli- 
gent man. It is said that he exchanged his farm for wild land in 
the township No. 7, R. 7, north of the Waldo Patent, now Abbot, 
then in Somerset County but now in Piscataquis County. He 
explored the township in 1804, and in 1805 felled the first trees. 
In 1806 he raised a crop and built a log house and in March, 1807, 
moved his wife and six children there. It was a tedious winter's 
journey, but he and his w T ife were of those who never flinched 
from any hardship. For several years the only road was by the 
river to Foxcroft, where Mrs. Moore had brothers, by water in 
summer and by ice in winter. Mr. Moore built a saw mill at 
what is now Abbot village, which he carried on for several years. 

In 1816 it is said that there was frost every month in the year, 
so that the families had to subsist largely on potatoes and other 

In 1817 he sold his mill and 400 acres of land to William 
Oakes, of Sangerville, and moved to Foxcroft. 

In 1818 he moved to Dover and later built a grist mill on the 
western side of Great Falls, which his wife and son Jefferson 
tended in the summer while the father looked after the crops. 
Mr. J. P. Moore thinks his father built the mills on his own 
account ; but the Proprietors of Dover deeded Abraham Moore, 
August 27, 1824,| for "one dollar and in consideration of services 
rendered in the erection of mills and otherwise," 35 village lots in 
Dover, comprising a large part of what is now the village of 
Dover. Feb. 12, 1824, he sold a part of this purchase to Thomas 
Davee,! including water power. Oct. 7, 1824, he and wife Betsey 

* I am indebted to his son Jefferson P. Moore, now living in Abbot, for much infor 

t Penobscot Registry of Deeds, Vol. 11, Page 30. 

X Do., Vol. 11, Page 87; and Vol. 14, Page 4. 


86 Abraham Moore, of Dover and Abbot, 

sold his son, Cyrus Moore, what may have been the homestead, 
and more land to Thomas Davee, Nov. 27, 1826, and to Jesse L. 
Philbrook, June, 1827, and also lands to his son Jeflerson P. 
He moved back to Abbot in 1826-27 and built mills at the upper 
village. He died April 17, 1844, aged 75 years, 4 mos. ; his 
widow died 1869, aged 96. Mr. Moore was a man of great force 
and vigor, and of intelligence according to his opportunities, such 
as few Pioneers had. Children : — 

i. Betsey, b. Xorridgewock Oct. 15, 1792, m. first William Houston, of 
Dover, pub. Aug. 1, 1S13. She as of "Plantation No. 7." He was 
b. Feb. 21, 17S5. She m. second Joseph Coombs and died in Abbot 
and was buried in Foxcroft. 

ii. Seth, m. Jennie Thompson, of Foxcroft, ISIS. He is said to have died 
of cholera on the Mississippi river, and to have been buried at 
Galena. Illinois. 

iii, Abraham, d. in infancy. 

iv. Cyrus, b. Mar. 11, 1798, m. Lucinda Houston, of Dover. Representa- 
tive from Dover, 1S3L He d. in Washington. D. C at the age of 66. 

v. Esther S., m. Eben S. Greely, of Dover. Pub. Mar. 23, 1823". 

vi. Mary, m. Washington Martin. She d. in Abbot in 1SS0. aged 75. 

vii. Jefferson P., b. 'Mar. 27, 1S06, m. Lucy M.. daughter of Capt. Isaac 
Smith, of Dexter. Oct.. 1S33. They lived in Dover and other towns 
but finally returned to Abbot where she d. Aug., 1SS4. "They lived 
together for over fifty years as happy ones as this life can give'" 
Mr. Moore lives in Abbot, now b8 years old. He relates that 
his father and older brothers put in a turning lathe above the grist 
mill at Dover in 1S24 and made bedsteads, and he drove a four horse 
team to Bangor that year hauling bedsteads, which were shipped to 

viii. Liberty S., the first child born in Abbot. 1S08. She m. Doctor 
Dow. (?) She d. May 29, 1887, aged 89. 

ix. Sarah, b. 1810, m. Josiah Wetherell, of Norridgewock. She d. at the 
Insane Hospital at Augusta, 1847. 

x. John, b. 1S12, (?) d. in Texas, unmarried. 

xi, Abraham, b. May 19, 1S14, m. Helen L. Sawyer. He died in Wash- 
ington, D. C, June 21, 1882. She resides with her children in South 
Superior, Wisconsin. 

Lemuel Trescott Reynolds, youngest son of Deacon Jona- 
than and Persis (Wilder) Reynolds^ was born Oct. 28, 1819. 
He was a successful lumberman and manufacturer. He died in 
Pembroke, Jan. 18, 1894. 

* * 

Jail at Eastport, 1811 : Resolve of Feb. 8, 1811, passed by 
the General Court granting $500 to and in building a Gaol at 
Eastport, under the supervision of Theodore Lincoln, John Brener, 
Oliver Shead, John Burgiss and Aaron Hay den, a committee 
appointed by the Court of Common Pleas. 


Ehenezer Gardner, of Machiasport. 87 


Was son of Thomas and Eunice (Waters) Gardner, of Salem, 
Mass., baptized Sept. 4, 1737. He married Damans Merrill, of 
Haverhill, Mass., 1769. She baptized Sept. 6, 1747. He lived 
in Roxbury. Potter by trade. He sold his share in his father's 
estate April 16, 1763. He removed to Cumberland County, Nova 
Scotia, prior to the Revolutionary War. 

He sided with the rebels and when the war broke out fled to 

Maine with his iamilv about 1776 and settled on the west bank of 

the Machias River about two and one-half miles below the "West 

Falls." The children, whose descendants are numerous, were : 

1. Susanna, b. Oct. 15, 1770, m. Aaron Sevey, Aug. IS, 1790, (his 2d 
wife) by whom she had two children, but in a few years her husband 
~ — and children all died and she m. second Marshal Thaxter, from 
Hinghatn, Mass., July 17, 179G. He was son of Samuel and Abigail 
(Smith) Thaxter, b. Mar. 14, 1760. His second marriage. (He m. 
first Lucy Drew in Machias, pub. Oct. 2, 1788, by whom he had sons, 
Samuel. Thomas, and Henry). He was a tanner. He d. Feb. 23, 
1835, wife Susanna d. April 9. 18-43. 

1. Gridley Thaxter, b. Dec. 25, 1797, m. Hannah Longfellow. 9 

children. / 

2. Lucy Drew Thaxter, b. July 22, 1799, m. John Stuart. 10 


3. Sarah Thaxter, b. Mar. 21, 1801, m. Daniel Savage, E. Machias, 

wife d. Oct. 17, 1857. aged 51. ( ?) 

4. Ezekiel, b. Dec. 6, 1802, m. Caroline L. Jones. He d. Oct. 1, 

1891. She d. Oct. 17, 1857. Several children. 

5. Abigail Thaxter, m. Oilman Bacheider. 8 children. 

6. Mary Thaxter. 

7. Susan Thaxter, m. Doctor Xiran Bates (his 2d wife). Parents 

of Arlo Bates — Poet. 

8. Eunice Thaxter, m. James Pope. 

9. Marshall Thaxter, b. Jan. 24, 1812, m. Charlotte Kimball. 

Six children. 
10. William Thaxter, b. Oct. 12, 1817, m. Elis Hale, m. Sarah Hill. 
ii. Eunice, b. July 14, 1772. 
iii. Hannah, b. July 3, 1774, m. Daniel Foster, of E. Machias. He d. 

Mar. 5, 18G0, wife died Sept. 1, 1858. Xo children. 
iv. Ebenezer, b. Jan. 31. 1776, m. Sally Albee, pub. May 28, 1803. Lived 

at E. Machias. Many children. 
v. Samuel, b. Machias, July 31, 1781, m. 1st, Abigail Berry, second, 

Jane Getchell, third, Eelief Wilson. Lived E. Machias. Many 

vi. Thomas, b. Oct. 10, 1783, m. Sally Berry. Lived in E. Machias. 

Kemoved to Machias in advancing years. He d. Sept. 17, 1S72, aged 

89. 11 children. J 

vii. John, b. July 1G, 17S5, Machiasport, near his father; m. first, Susan 

Berry, pub. April 14, 1812. She d. May 29, 1828, aged 33. M. 

second, ,Lavinia Hoit. Many children. 
viii. William, b. Oct. 24, 1789, m. Lydia Albee. Lived on his father's 

homestead at Machiasport. Removed to Machias in advancing 


88 Joy Families in Maine. 


Ephraim Joy, son of Thomas, of Boston, born Feb. 7, 1647. 
He was in Hino-hain with wife Susannah and had a daughter 
Tabitha, born there Sept. 25, 1677. No further record of that 
family there. Ephraim Joy was in Kittery Nov. 15, 1683* and 
signed an agreement with "other children" relating to the division 
of the estate of widow Patience Spencer. According to York 
Records he had married widow Susannah Gattensby prior to 1673. 
She was the widow of John Gattensby f and daughter of Thomas 

and Patience (Chadbourne) Spencer, of . Widow Spencer 

kept an Inn in Saco, 1662, and died, perhaps Nov. 7, 1683. Fie 
witnessed a deed in Berwick May 11, 1695, and was a witness 
against William Gooden Jan. 7, 1696, for selling Rum and 
Cyder. He had land in Berwick, 17C0, and 1715. Ephraim 
Joy witnessed Mrs. Mary Wise's will in Berwick, Mar. 1, 1748, 
and Peter Grant's will there, April 29, 1756. 

Ephraim Joy was First Sergeant in a Foot Company in Berwick, 
in Col. William Pepperell's Regiment, Mar. 17, 1758. j j 

James and Samuel Joy were tax payers in Berwick, 1772. 

Nathaniel Joy, servant to John Kye, of Berwick, who gave Joy 
land in his will of June 18, 1736. ' 




Benjamin Joy and wife Elizabeth were in Biddeford in 1741, 
when she was admitted to the Church, 

Children on Biddeford Records, all except the first : 

i. Benjamin Jr., m. Rebecca Smith in Biddeford, Aug. 1, 1765. 

Removed after 1771. to Union River, 
ii. Amey. bap. May 13, 1744. , 

iii. Mary, do, Sept. 28, 1746. 
iv. Stephen, do. Mar. 10, 1749, m. Hannah Curtis, May 17, 1770. Two 

children; Hannah. 1772. and Stephen, 1774. 
v. Samuel, bap. April 14, 1751. 
vi. Abigail, bap. July 15. 1753. 
vii. Lydia, bap. Nov. 7, 1756. 
viii. Samuel, bap. April 14. 1757. i\ 

Benjamin Joy, Jr., married Rececca Smith in Biddeford, Au£. 
1, 1765, and moved to Union River about 1771. An account 

*York Records, Vol. I, Folio 24. 
fYork County Records. Me. His. and Gen. Recorder, Vol. iv, page 62. 

Benjamin Jellison and Family. 89 

of this family was printed in this magazine, Vol. iv, Page 74, 
which must in some respects be wrong. 

Deacon Benjamin Joy died in Ellsworth, June 3, 1830, aged 90. 
His wife born in Saco Jan. 25, 1749, and died Oct. 5, 1830. The 

children, the writer makes up as follows: 

i. John, b.* July 20. 1766, m. Elizabeth Clark of Hancock. He lived 
and died in Hancock. M. Lee. 

ii. Benjamin, b. Dec. 29, 17GS. 

iii. Susan, b. Sept. 2, 1773. ni. Joseph Murch. Numerous family. 

iv. Samuel, b. Aug. 21, 1771, bap. Oct. 13, 1771,* m. Nancy Austin and 
lived in Surry. 8 children. 

v. Jenny, b. Aug. 3. 1777. m. John Moore from N. H., d. Ellsworth, 
1794. Parents of Col. John L. Moore. 

vi. Nathaniel, b. July 21, 1770, d. Demerara, Aug. 8, 1S01. 

vii. Rebecca, b. July 20. 1781, m. Jona. Robinson. Removed to New 
Brunswick. Returned and settled at South Sebec where he d. Mar. 
10, 1866, aged 84. 

viii. Polly, b. Nov. 10, 1783, m. Capt. John Lowder of Bangor, shipmas- 
ter. He d. in Bangor. She d. Aug. 4, 1812. 

ix. Nathaniel, b. Mar. 16, 1786, m. Peggy Young, went to New Bruns- 
wick and lived 30 years and returned to Ellsworth where he died. 

x. Ivory Hovey, b. July 16, 1792. Lived on the homestead of his father 
in Ellsworth, m. Betsey, daughter of Geo. Brimmer. They had 
seven sons and three daughters. 


Ichabod Jellison, of York, in his will of Nov. 2$, 1752, 
proved Jan., 1753, names wife and son Benjamin, to whom he 
gives most of his estate, also sons Ichabod and Nathaniel and 
daughter Thankful Bridge.^ Benjamin Jellison was in the French 
war at Louisburg in 1744, from Biddeford. I thinklhis was the 
same man. He married Agnes, daughter of John Patten of 
Biddeford, in 1751-2. She was admitted to the church there 
April 4, 1756. The family moved to Union River about 1770. 
He bought one-half of Reed's Meadow of Sibley Pendexter, May 
23, 1773. He was part owner in the second saw mill on the river 
and sold his interest to Maddocks and others, Jan. 9, 1775. He 
sold one-half of his homestead to his son John, March 21, 1787. 
His widow was living in 1793. 

As to his children and descendants, I have not a full account. 

I. William was bap. at Biddeford, Jan. 21, 1753. He was a soldier in 
the Revolutionary war, 1777. He was at Union River, a petitioner 
to the General Court for land, 17S4. DeGregoire deeded him a lot 
of land Dec. 13, 1788. 

•Biddeford Church Records. 



90 The Hon. Thomas Davee, of Dover and Blanchard. 

ii. Joseph, bap. do., Sept 22, 1754. He was in Capt. Daniel Sullivan's 
Company at Frenchman's Bay in the Revolutionary War, June and 
October, 1777. 

iii. Benjamin, bap. do, Sept. 22, 1754. He was in Capt. Sullivan's Com- 
pany with his brother Joseph. He died in Ellsworth, June, 1830, 
aged 90. (?) 

iv. Elizabeth, born Jan. 3, and bap. Nov. 8, 1757. She m. Meletiah « 

Jordan, of Ellsworth, 1776. (?) He died Dec. 22, 1818. She died j 

Feb. 22, 1S19. They had 13 children. 

v. Nathaniel, b. or bap. do.. June 10. 1759. Petitioner at Union River, 
17S4. Married Elizabeth Maddocks. She born Dec. 27, 1761. They 
had six sons and four daughters. 

vi. John, bap. Jan. 18, 1761. A petitioner for lands in 1784. He was a 
prominent citizen of Ellsworth. Major of the Regiment and held 
many town offices. He m. Mrs. Elizabeth Tarbox. His daugh- 
ter Martha claimed that her father was a kinsman of Samuel 
Sewall. He d. Feb. 23, 1850, aged 89 years and 1 mo. His wife d. 
Feb. 25, 1830, aged 69 years, 2 mos. and 15 days. (Gravestones). Of 
his children I have only : 

1. John Patten. 

2. Martha, d. unmarried. She compiled an account of the early 

history of Ellsworth, which has not been printed. 
vii. Nancy, m. first, Ayers, and second, Soloman Burnham, of Scar- *| 

boro. (Martha Jellison) I am not sure of. *j 

viii.JANE Jellison, m. George Lord, son of Doctor Lord, of Berwick, 

pub. in Biddeford, Mar. 2, 1789. The family lived at Ellsworth. 


Sally Jellison, married Fletcher, of Ellsworth, 1800, by 

Col. Theodore Jones ; this was the first marriage on Ellsworth 
town records. 

Mrs. Maria Jellison died in Mariaville Jan., 1827, aged 77. 

Joseph Jellison, of Waltham, married Abigail Jordan. She 
born April 12, 1790. j 



Thomas Davee was one of the early settlers in Piscataquis 
County and, in a business point of view, the Founder of the Town 
of Dover. He was the son of Soloman and Jedidah (Sylvester) 
Davie, of Plymouth, Mass, born there Dec. 9. 1797. After 
arriving at the age of twenty-one years he went to Hebron, Me., 
where he married Ruth Barrows. He moved to what is now * ,u 

Dover, in 1821-22. Loring's history of Piscataquis County, page 
53, says : "in 1821 Thomas Davee put up a store and Potash 
factory, and commenced to trade in 1822." He was the first 
merchant in the town. The first deed of land I find to him on 

The Eon. Thomas Davee, of Dover and Blanchard. 91 

the records of Penobscot County, which then included Piscata- 
quis County, was from Stephen Young of Dover, Aug. 4, 1823, 
of Lot No. 13, R. 4, Vol. 9, Page 437. 

Another deed was from Abraham Moore, of Dover, Oct. 7, 
1824, of the NJ of village lot No. 2, Adams' survey, for $305. 
This lot was on the bank of the river below where the Brown 
Manufacturing Company's mills are now. Davee built mills 
there which were carried away in a freshet in the spring of 1830. 
He was part owner in other mills. He was at one time the largest 
land owner in Dover except the Proprietors. More than fifty 
deeds to and from him are on the records prior to 1833. He had 
large interests with the Vaughn's and Charles Blanchard, of Port- 
land. He was for several years the most conspicuous citizen of 
the town. Representative 1826, 1827. Senator 1830, 1831, 
1832 and 1833. May 4, 1832, he sold Edward II. Favor No. 10 
and 11 village lots for $1,300, his wife, Ruth (Barrows), signed 
the deed. This was probably his homestead, where Favor 
afterward kept an Inn. March 9, 1833, he sold Jonathan A. 
Smith, Physician, village lots No. 18 and 19 for $700; wife Ruth 
signed the deed. Prior to this time he had sold considerable 
other real estate in the town. April 29, 1833, as "of Blanchard" 
he sold Jessie L Tarbell, of Solon, several lots of land in Dover 
for $800. Mar. 12, 1831, he and Charles Blanchard bought 
township No. 3, R. 3, in Somerset County, for $400, and March 
17, it was incorporated into a town named Blanchard. Davee 
moved his family there between March 9 and April 29, 1833. 
The company bought and rebuilt mills and commenced large 
operations which were for a time successfully carried on. Fie 
was Representative in 1835 and was elected Speaker of the 
House. He was appointed Sheriff of Somerset County, Feb. 24, 
and resigned the office of Speaker Feb. 26, Jonathan Cilley of 
Thomaston, being elected in his stead. He was Representative 
to Congress, 1837-38. Piscataquis County was incorporated 
March 23, 1838, and Blanchard included therein. He was 
elected Senator in 1841, and died on his birthday, Dec. 9, 1841 
(gravestone). In the Senate Jan. 19, 1842, Thomas S. Pullen, 
who had been elected to fill the vacancy, introduced resolves relat- 
ing to the late Senator-elect, Thomas Davee, one of which says 

92 Brewer Families. 

*'he presented an eminent instance of the successful performance 
of high and difficult trusts, and never fell short of the hopes of 
his friends. He was courteous, affectionate and pure." 

He was the most popular man in the Democratic party in the 
Eastern part of the State, and perhaps in the whole State, and 
had he lived would probably have been elected Governor. He 
was an admirable presiding officer and possessed uncommon tact 
and good judgment. He was not a man of much speech, but in 
his sphere no man in the State had more influence. 



(Continued from Vol. vi., page 103.) 

Samuel Booden, born April 8, 1785, married Polly Rice, 
published Feb. 14, 1813. She born Sept. 29, 1790. Children: 

i. DORINDA, b. April 23. 1814. 

ii. Emeline, b. Feb. 11. 1816; probably m. Andrew E. Gregg, ;S35. 

iii. Mary, b. March 11. 1S18. 

iv. Hannah, b. Feb. 11, 1820; in. Charles Kent, 1838. 

v. Joseph, b. June 11, 1S22. 

vi. Temperance M., b. Nov. 9, 1828. 

vii. ADALINE, b June 11, 1834. 

viii. Henry, b. June 11, 1834. 

James Collins, born Sept. 25, 1798 ; married Clarissa S. 

born Feb., 1801, died July 31, 1886. He died 9 April, 1874. 

Children : 

i. Almira T.. b. Sept. 8, 1835 ; d. Dec. 7, 18G0. 

il. Clarissa, b. March 17. 1S37. 

iii. James Hilman, b. Nov. 9. 1839; d. Feb. 17, 1854. 

iv. MARY E., b. March 9. 1841. 

v. Franklin E., b. Nov. 2. 1843. 

vi. Maria E., b. Sept. 20, 18,45. 

Kobert Clary, born Aug. 14, 1796 ; married Elizabeth . 

She born Nov. 19, 1805. Children : 

i. John, b. March 5, 1819. 
ii. Rufus. b. March 22, 1821. 
iii. Mary J., b. Jan. 31, 1823. 
iv. Nancy, b. July 19, 1825. 
v. Sarah J., b. Sept. 1G, 1827. 
vi. Julia A., b. Jan. 3, 1830. 
vii. Sarau K., b. Feb. 11, 1832. 
viii. Elizabeth, bap. 1830. 



Brewer Families. 93 

John F. Chambers, born Juno 13, 1797 ; married Betsey 

Brewer, 1822. She born Feb. 10, 1804. Children: 

i. James A., b. July 10, 1822; d. March 20. 1S25. 
ii. Laura A., b. June 20. 1824; d. August, 1S25. 
iii. Martha M., b. July 20, 1826; d. December, 1832. 
iv. James B., b. June 28. 1S29 ; d. October, 1832. 
v. Harriet, b. March 14, 1831. 
vi. Annette E.. b. Aug. 4. 1835. 
vii. Albert II.. b. Oct. 24, 1837. 
viii. Charlotte, b. Jan. 14. 1840. 

Eben M. Chamberlain, of Joshua, Sen., born Aug. 20, 1805. 
Studied law with Elisha H. Allen in Bangor, 1831. Went to 
Elkhart Co., Indiana, in June, 1832. Representative, 1835-37; 
Judge of the Ninth Judicial Circuit, 1843 to 1851 ; Representa- 
tive to the 33d Congress. 

Capt. Lemuel Cobb, born April 16, 1775 ; married Clarrissa 

Sampson, April 12, 1802. Children: 

i. Lemuel, b. Sept. 30. 1S05. 
ii. John S., b. May 17, 1808. 
iii. JSylvanus, b. Feb. 27, 1810. 

Samuel Cobb, brother of Amos, born Feb. 21, 1782 ; married 
Achsah Winchester, April 26, 1807; she born July 21, 1784; 
died Jan. 24, 1818. He married second Patty Fisher, 1818. 
He died 1829. Children all baptized Brewer Church, March 24, 

i. Jeremiah, b. March 8. 1808; d. Nov. 9, 1808. 

ii. Sarah King. b. Oct. 22, 18 10. 

iii. Samuel Elliot, b. April 7, 1812. 

iv. Emmina (?), b. Aug. 15. 1814; d. Aug. 15, 1814. 

v. Drusa E., b. Aug. 8, 1S15. 

▼i. Achsa Winchester, b. Jan. 4, 1818. 

John Curry ; wife Abigail. Children: 

i. John, b. Rowley, Mass., Nov. 22. 1S01. 
ii. Elis Adams, b. Brewer, Jan. 22, 1805. 
iii. Maria, b. Jan. 18. 1812. 

Isaac Chadwick, born March 1, 1809 ; married Lydia Couillard ; 
she born Aug. 22, 1805. One child : 
i. Sarah L., b. Dec. 20, 1830. 

Thaddeus Davis, born June 23, 1802; married Lucy Grant; 

she born April 2, 1800. Children : 

i. Samuel, b. June 3, 1827. 

ii. Ellana (?), b. March 18, 1829; d. Nov. 17. 

94 Brewer Families. 

Nathaniel Dennet, horn Nov. 24, 1795 ; m. Rachel Severance ; 
published Feb. 13, 1820; she born June 17, 1797. He built the 

house where Col. Joshua Chamberlain, Senior, lived. Children : 

i. Nancy Evans, b. Jan. 10, 1821. 

ii. Jona Sargent, b. April 6, 1822. 

Hi. George, b. Feb. IS. 1824; d. March 30, 1829. 

iv. Angeline. b. March 10. 1825; d. Oct. 4, 1826. 

v. Mary J., b. Nov. 3, 1827. 

vi. George, b. Dec. 18, 1S29. 

vii. Sarah Stone, b. May 17, 1837. 

Elihu Dole, born Jan. 30, 1787, married Dorcas Brewer. 
She born Aug. 18, 1788, died July 29, 1848. He died July 21, 
1852. Children: 

i. Cyrus, b. April 9, 1825. 

ii. Henrietta, b. July 1, 1829, d. same day. 

David Durell, Jr., (?) born April 20, 1806, married Mary 

Eldridge. She born Nov. 27, 1801. Children r 

i. William, b. Sept. 2G, 1821. 

ii. Joseph Eldridge, b. Oct. 7, 1823. 

iii. Mary A., b. Nov. 7. 1825. 

iv. James Ei, b. Jan. 1, 1S28. 

Capt. Jesse Dyer, born Apr. 18, 1&90, married Rachel Cobb, 
of Bucksport. Lived at Dyer's Cove tor many years. He died 
June 6, 1&58, aged 70 years, 7 months. She died Sept. 21, 
1878, aged 85 years, 11 months. Children probably born Bucks- 
port : 

i. Priscilla Snow, b. June 21, 1811, m. 

ii. Ketsey, b. Dec. 22, 1815, m. 

iii. Jesse, b. April 17, 1807, m. 

iv. Seth Curtis, b. Aug. 5, 1819, m. Residence, Portland. 

v. James Atwood, b. Apr. 7. 1821, m. 

vi. Ann Atwood, b. Dec. 16, 1828, d. May 24, 1844. 

vii. Ambrose Samuel. 

Daniel Foster, born Oct. 28, 1784, married Rachel Blood. 

She born Jan. 2, 1794. Children : 

i. Samuel Blood, b. June 2, 1812. 

ii. Evelina, b. Mar. 26, 1214. 

iii. Chastina. b. Sept. 12, 1817. 

iv. Arvilla, b. Mar. 26, 1819. 

v. Pamelia, b. April 2, 1822. 

vi. Elis J., b. July 16, 1828. 

vii. William H., b. March 26, 1828. 

Jeremiah Fowler, born Oct., 1802, married Ann Badershall. 
She born Sept. 11, 1808. One child : 
i. Maky E., b. Feb. 8, 1830. 

Brewer Families. 96 

Theodore Gerry, born Dec. 7, 1800, married Mary Brewer. 

She born Nov. 11, 1802. Children : 

i. Sylvanus Brewer (?), b. Dec. 7, 1826. 

ii. Albert F., b. Nov. 21, 1829. 

iii. Mary C, b. Dec. 7, 1831. 

iv. Mary A. B. G., b. Sept. 1, 1834. 

Col. Abraham Hill, born May 28, 1784, married Elizabeth 

Higgins, of Bucksport. Came here from that place. He died 

April 28, 1850. Children, part or whole born in Bucksport: 

i. Seth, b. Nov. 30, 1810; d. Feb. 18, 1811. 

ii. Clarissa, b. Nov. 28, 1811; d. Sept. 28, 1818. 

iii. Eliza A., b. July 19, 1814. 

iv. Friscilla A., b. Feb. 11, 1817. 

v. Clarissa A., b. Jan. 9, 1820; d. Oct. 21. 1837. 

vi. Abraham A., b. April 6, 1822; d. March 6, 1S25. 

vii. Martha, b. Jan. 1, 1825 ; d. August, 1825. 

viii. Caroline, b. March 5. 1829. 

ix. Laura A., b. Aug. 5, 1831. 

x. Abraham, b. Feb. 11, 1835. 

Jesse Hlncks, born Bucksport, Jan., 1806, married Eliza 

Eldridge there. She born Aug. 30, 1807. Children, not in 

order, born all or part in Bucksport : 

i. Julia, b. Jan. 6. 1828. 

ii. Mary Nye, b. March 10. 1831. 

iii. Elizabeth Goodale, b. Dec. 1, 1831; in. Thomas G. Stickney of 

Bangor, June 2, 1852. He b. Vassalborough, Jan. 12. 1820. 
iv. Jesse Young, b. April 20, 1834; in. and resides in Old Town. 
v. Jane L., b. Sept. 15, 1836. 

vi. Josephine, b. Feb. 15, 1839; m. George Cutler of Boston, 
vii. Louisa, b. 1841 ; m. Samuel Sterns. 
viii. Phebe Lewis, resides in Boston. 
ix. John, d. unmarried. 
x. Emma, resides in Bangor; teacher. 

Asa Howard, born Feb. 11, 1776; married Patty or Polly 

Fisher; she born Feb. 22, 1776. Children: 

i. Jesse Fisher, b. June 11, 1804, wife d. May 2, 1829. 

ii. Daniel, b. Jan. 17, 1806. 

iii. Mary, b. March 14, 1809. 

iv. Willard, b. Apr. 13, 1810. 

v. Samuel, b. June 12, 1813. 

vi. Charles, b. Aug. 23, 1814. 

Lewis Howard, born Nov. 14, 1804 ; married Eliza Holt ; she 

born May 31, 1803. He died Dec. 28, 1828. Children : 

i. Lewis, b. Nov. 13, 1829. 
ii. Joseph, b. Oct. 9, 1831. 
iii. Mary E., b. May 5, 1836. 

Ebenezer Hawes, born May 25, 1800; married Eliza White; 

she born Mar. 20, 1800. Children : 

i. James E., b. Mar. 6, 1824. 
ii. Adeline M. b. May 21. 1827. 
iii. Ellen E., b. Mar. 11, 1829. 

96 Brewer Families. 

Amasa Howe, wife Sally. Children : 

1. William, b. Sept. 24. 1S05. 

ii. Louisa, b. July 16, 1S07. 

iii. Calvin Howe*, b. Jan. 6, 1811, d. Sept. 1811. 

iv. Calvin, b Aug 14. 1812. i 

v. Abigail, b. July 7. 1815. 

vi. Amasa Thomas", b. Mar., 1S17. d. May. ^f 

vii. Samuel Cobb. b. April 2, 1819. d. Mar., 1822. 

viii. Amasa Thomas, b. July 7, 1821. 

Joshua Kenney, — wife Sally Lancaster died Aug. 20, 1829. 

He may have had a former wife. Children : 

i. Amos, b. Sept. 26. 1809. 
ii. JONA, b. April 17. 1811. 
iv. Ithamar, b. Sept. 19. 1812. 
iii. Susannah, b. Jan. 1, 1814. 
v. Isaac, b. Jan. 6, 1816. d. Nov. 7. 
vi. Lucy, b. Aug. 18, 1817. 
vii. Joshua S., b. Dec. 25, 1S25. 
viii. Sarah A., b. Aug. 18, 1S27. 

ix. Otis, b. May 13, 1829. i, 

x. Sally, Aug. 20. Query. T 

Nathan Kingsbury, Jr., horn in Foxborough, Mass., April 2, 

1778; settled in what is now Holden about 1800. He married 

first, Polly Cobb; she died Oct. 29, 1813, aged 40. He married 

second, Sally, daughter of Calvin Hoi brook ; published Dec. 25, 

1814. She born Sept. 21, 1785. His will of April 20, 1848, 

proved Nov., 1848, names Willard, Clarissa, Eli, Henry E. and 

Nathan L. Children : 

i. Charles, b. June 6. 1806. d. June 29, 1800. 1 

ii. Willlard, b. Feb. 2. 1809. & 

in. Nancy. 

iv. Julia, b. May 20, 1811, m. Gates Hathorn. pub. Oct. 25, 1834. 

v. Eli Cobb, b. June 21. 1813, m. Rebecca B. Morse. 

vi. Nancy, b. May 18. . Did shem. Samuel Turner, Jr., 1830? 

vii. Nathan Lewis, b. May 6, 1815. d. in Hampden June 14, 1879. 

viii. Watson, b. July 27. 1816. 

ix. Sarah M.. b. Mar. 13, 1818. d. May 2, 1S30. 

x. Henry Ellis, b. Sept. 4. 1820. 

xi. Clarissa, b. May 31, 1825. 

xu.Emeline, b. Feb. 25, 1825. 

xiii.MARSHALL, b. May 1, 1829. 

Seth Orcutt, horn Oct. 17, 1790; married Anna Fletcher; 
she horn April 4, 1789. Children, not in order: 

i. Adaline. b. June 12, 1807. 

ii. Seth, b. March 14, 1809; m. Lucy Kenney, 1832. 

iii. Mary A., b. July 4, 1811. 

iv. Elijah, b. July 16, 1814. 

v. William, b. March 7, 1816. 

vi. Green, b. March 21. 1818. 

vii. Lucinda. b. Jan. 4. 1822. 

viii. Wilson, b. Oct. 17, 1824. 


Brewer Families. 97 

ix. Eliza, b. March 30, 1826. 

x. Hosea Rich. b. April 1. 1S29. 

xi. Eliza, b. June 4, 1S05; d. April 23, 1S07. 

Henry Reed, born Feb. 14, 1774; married Dorothy Bradley, 

probably of Levi, of Bryant. She bom July 2, 1784: died Aug. 

18, 1822. He lived at Reed's Ferry, in Brewer opposite Mount 

Hope. Children : 

i. Ebexezek S. b. Jan. 27, 1807. 

ii. Betset, b. June G. 1S0S. 

iii. Bryant, b. Mar. 2. 1810. 

iv. Emeline, b. Xov. 27. 1811. 

v. Caroline, b. Nov. 12, 1813. 

vi. William, b. Oct. 2. 1815, d. Oct. 5, 1817. 

vii. Henry C, b. May 30, 1S17. 

viii. SARAH A., b. Feb. 6. 1819. 

ix. Mary. b. May 21. 1821. 

Davis Sibley, born Xov. 29, 1788; married Cynthia Fisher; 

published Mar. 10, 1818. She born April 12, 1791. He died 

Nov. 20, 1828. Children : 

i. William, b. March 4, 1820. 

ii. Benjamin F.. b. Oct. 1, 1821. 

iii. Laura Messenger, b. Dec. 6, 1S22. 

iv. Mary. b. Aug. 7. 1827. 

v. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 20, 1823. 

Warren Thompson, born July 20, 1792; married Nancy 
Hathorn ; she born April 14, 1799. Children : 

i. Mark, b. Oct. 15, 1S20. 
ii. Avilda, b. Sept. 1, 1823. 
iii. Diantha, b. Aug. 4, 1825. 
iv. Electa, b. April 20, 1827. 
v. Fernando, b. Feb. 24, 1829. 

Thomas Treadwell, born Jan. 10, 1789 ; married Mary C. 
Greenleaf, July 15, 1817. Children : 

i. William Cornell, b. May 24. 1818. 
ii. Thomas Jackson, b. Jan 16, 1821. 
iii. Elisabeth A., b. Sept. 26, 1823. 

Moses Saunders, born May 5, 1780; married Eunice Pear- 
sons (?). She born July 25, 1781. Children: 

1. Moses, b. April 28, 1803. 

ii. John. b. Sept. 6, 1804, in. Betsey Dowries, 1834. 

iii. Varnum. b. Feb. 23, 1806. 

iv. Samuel T., b. Nov. 5, 1807. 

v. Loyica Barnes, b. Apr. 22, 1810. 

vi. Sally Finson, b. Oct. 3, 1811. 

vii. Levi, b. June 20. 1813. 

viii. Caroline, b. Oct. 13, 1S15. 

ix. Eliza C, b. Oct. 11, 1817. 

x. William Pearsons, (?) b. Feb. 16, 1S20, d. Jan., 1833. 

xi. Merritt, b. Jan. 21. 1S23. 

xii. Elmar Parker, b. Aug. 5, 1824. 

xiii. Lovina, b. Dec. 7, 1826. 


Quota of Lowell, Me., in the War of the Rebellion* 

Augustine White, born Feb. 24, 1786 ; married Mary Sibley ; 
she born April 13, 1798. Children : 







Mary Ann, b. Jarvis Gore. April 19. J812; d. May 17, 1823. 

Eliza M., b. Eddington, Xov. 30, 1814. 

Cynthia S-, b. Jarvis Gore, May S, ISIS. 

Augusta Holden, b. do., Jan. 28, 1821. 

Lucy V.. b. Brewer, Oct. 20. 1825. 

John Sibly, b. July 2. 1S27J 
vii. Jonathan' Davis Bickford, b. Jan. 27, 1833. 
viii. Cynthia S., b. June 26, 1810. 

George W. Washburn, born March 5, 1807 ; married Sally 
Ladd ; she born Sept. 14, 1813. Children: 

i. Cyrus A., b. Feb. 16, 1835. 

ii. Elsie A., b. Jan. 11. 1837. 

iii. Horace B.. b. Jan. 30, 1839. 

iv. Adeline M., b. Jan. 8. 1841. 

v. Emma A., b. Xov. 5. 1846. 

vi. George \V\, b. July 30. 1819. 





The population of the town 
made the following return ot 
those who served for the town 

James A. Hathaway, 
Wm. C. Davis, 
Nath. Lord, 
George Clark, 
Geo. K. Sibley, 
D. D. Costigan, 
Charles W. Henderson, 
Simon McLain, 
John O. Allen, 
John M. Knowlton, 
Charles W. Costigan, 
Nath. Ford, 
Geo. L. Downey, 
Levi L. Varney, 
Ivory S. White, 
Wm. Pentlen, 
B. F. Allen, 
Simon L. Norton, 
Joseph S. Buck, 
J. W. Grant, 
John Wharton, 

was 579, in 1860. The Selectmen 
names to the Adjutant General, of 

Charles L. Cummings, 
Horace A. Fogg, 
Edwin A. Fogg, 
John G. Carter, 
Nath. H. Hall, 
John W. Ewings, 
Daniel Lord, Jr., 
B. M. Griffin, 
McKay Andrew, 
E. G. Crocker, 
Edward P. Sibley, 
I. W. Clark, Jr., 
James E. Grant, 
Alvin A. Messer, 
John A. Cummings, 
Edgar Hathaway, 
Roswell T. Sibley, 
Harvey P. Willis, 
Joel F. Dam, Jr., 
W. C. Davis, 
Warren A. Wakefield — 42. 

Inscrijrtions from Gravestones. 99 



Benjamin Alline, died Feb. 25, 1853, aged 74 years, 4 mos., and 
2 days; wife Lydia died April 15, 1850, aged 62. 

Altiiea Drisko, died Feb. 10, 1850, aged 70. 

Emma, wife of John Drisko, died Oct. 31, 1854, aged 88. 

Abraham Nokton, died Sept. 2, 1844, aged 76 ; wife Eunice died 
Nov. 22, 1850, aged 76 years, 7 mo. 

Eusebius Norton, died March 10, 1846, aged 71 years, 8 mos. 

Moses Plummer, died Sept. 5, 1846, aged 78. 

Jesse Plummer, died Oct. 19, 1818, aged 48. 

blue hill. 
Dea. John Grindle, died Jan. 17, 1841, aged 73 years, 5 mos., 
20 days. 

Andrew Witham, died April 29, 1851, aged 82. 

Jacob Ingalls, died May 6, 1848, aged 76. 

John Wight, died May 25, 1837, aged 77. Revolutionary soldier. 

John Herrick, died Nov. 24, 1854, aged 8o years, 4 mos. ; wife 
Rachel, died March 15, 1855, aged 78 years, 5 mos. 
Josiah Dodge, died Nov. 15, 1852, aged 76. 
John Dority, died June 4, 1850, aged 77. 


Sarah G., wife of Reuben Gray, died July 10, 1846, aged 78 years, 
10 mos., 4 days. 

John Bateman, died May 8, 1844, aged 81 ; wife Sarah, died July 22, 
1842, aged 74. 

Joseph Smith, died Jan. 29, 1847, aged 86 years, 7 mos. 

Pelatiah Tapley, died Oct., 1830, aged 74; wife Salley, died Aug. 
1, 1823, aged 66. 

Ichabod Grindle, d. Feb. 19, 1844, aged 70; wife Miriam d. May 
21, 1826, aged 57. 

John Wasson, d. Mar. 20, 1846, aged 91 yrs, 3 mos. 

John Walker, d. June 20, 1831, aged 74 years, 2 mos. 

William Henry Bakeman, d. Nov. 12, 1839, aged 64. 

Archibald Haney, d. Jan. 28, 1848, aged 62, in Deer Isle, N. B. ; 
formerly of Brooksville. 

* These inscriptions were copied from the books of Barker & Butterfieid of Bangor. 
It is possible that the town designated may refer to the place where they shipped 
(always by water). The names of persons are mostly names of original uettiers, or of 
their children. 

100 Inscriptions from Gravestones. 

Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Stevens, d. Dec. 27, 1849, aged 75 years, 
9 mos., 6 days. 

Rtciiakd Condon, d. Dec. 23, 1849, aged 75 years, 8 mos., 5 days. 


Lewis Ogier, a Rev. Soldier, died Jau. 30, 1849, aged 88 years, 3 
mos. ; wife Lucy died Oct. 13, 1845, aged 93. 

John Pendleton (formerly of Islesborougb), died Oct. 13, 1845, 
aged 93. 


James Douglas, died Dec. 17, 1842, aged 83 years; wife Lydia 
Avery, died June 11, 1813, aged 48. 

Andrew' Steele, born Perth, Scotland, died March 3, 1851 ; wife 
Deborah, died Feb. 23, 1850, aged 85 years, 7 mos., 6 days. 

John Stevens, N. Castine, died Sept. 7, 1837, aged Gl years, 3 mos., 
4 days. 

Dea. Klias Shepard, died May 15, 1842, aged 60. 


Hannah, wife of Richard Coffin, died Mar. 8, 1842, aged 60. 

Matthew Coffin, died June 17, 1830, aged 70 ; wife Jane, died Dec. 
28, 1853, aged 92 years, 4 mos., 10 days. 

David Wass, died Jan. 29, 1827, aged 83. 

Mary, wife John Bucknam, died Aug. 15, 1804, aged 52. 

Rev. John H. Floyd, born April 23, 1770, died Feb. 23, 1831 ; wife 
Phebe, daughter of Joseph Smart, born Sept. 16, 1777, died Dee. 30, 
1829. (Jesse Floyd.) 

John Nash, died Columbia Nov. 15, 1819, aged 65 ; wife ilepsibah, 
died Mar. 16, 1848, aged 74 years, 5 mos., 15 days. 

Abraham Nash, died do, Dec. 11, 1849, aged 83 years, 8 mos. 

Susan S. Nash, wife of Jesse L., died do, May 2(j, 1839, aged 38. 

James Ackley, died Sept. 12, 1847, aged 64 years, 8 mos. ; wife 
Mary died Oct. 1, 1837, aged 48 years, 10 mos. 
Ebenezer Green, died Sept. 24, 1845, aged 80. 
Rev. Joseph Henderson, died Jan. 10, 1850, aged 78. (?) 


William Shaw, died Jan. 1, 1839, aged 72 ; wife Dorothy died Aug. 

15, 1839, aged 67 ; children, Nathaniel, died March 28, 1820, aged 23 ; 

Elizabeth, died Dec. 25, 1838, aged 28. (Erected by Samuel Shaw.) 

John Lawrence, died Sept. 6, 1844, aged 62. Wife Jane died Jan. 
11, 1842, aged 70. (?) 

Robert Foster, died April 24, 1854, aged 80 years, 4 mos. 

Inscriptions from Gravestones. 101 

Ichabod Willey, died March 20, 1828, aged 90 ; wife Elizabeth died 
Feb. 19, 183-4, aged 90. 

Hannah Willey, wife of Charles, died Dec. 7, 1849, aged 65 years, 
6 mos., 27 days. 

Ann Strout, wife of Joseph, died April 11, 1847, aged 70. 

Gowen Wilson, died Aug. 29, 1847, aged 72. 

John Ward, Revolutionary soldier, died Jan. 14, 1842, aged 79. 

Martha, wife of Alex. Nickels, died Aug. 16, 1846, aged 68. 

Simeon Brown, died Sept. 24, 1842, aged Qo. (Cherryfield Harbor.) 

deer isle. 

Mary, wife of John Campbell, d. Jan. 27, 1830, aged 87. 

Thomas Small, Mar. 8, 1846, aged 78. 

Samuel Pickering, Feb. 3, 1845, aged 70. 

Samuel Webb, Sept. 5, 1826, aged 72. 

Joseph Noyes, May 24, 1849, aged 67 years, 1 mo., 15 days. 

Henry Lufkin, May 15, 1839, aged 64 years, 8 mos. 11 days. 

Isabel, wife of John Stimpson, Dec. 18, 1837, aged 68. 

Hannah, wife of Samuel Stimpson, Apr. 27, 1833, aged 67. 

William Greenlaw, Oct, 16, 1832, aged 71 ; wife Rebecca Mar. 
8, 1843, aged 82. 

Thomas Greenlaw, (formerly Deer Isle,) died Saint Andrews, N. 
B., June 17, 1847, aged 77. 

John Closson, Mar. 12, 1854, aged 90 years, 7 mos. 


Isaac Bates, died Sept. 11, 1S49, aged 71 years, 3 mos. 
Daniel Treworthy, died Nov. 22, 1840, aged 76. 
Sarah, wife of David Mann, died Aug. 19, 1854, aged 91. 


Joseph Milliken, died Jan. 26, 1850, aged 84. 
Dea. Elisha Austin, died Oct. 17, 1841, aged 71. 
Matthew Means, died July 22, 1843, aged 61. 
Abigail, wife of Elias Lord, died May 20, 1830, aged 36. 


Ebenezer Salisbury, died April 6, 1848, aged 74; wife Abigail, d. 
Feb. 9, 1821, aged 44. 

Deborah, wife of Stephen Higgins, died Nov. 26, 1845, aged 74. 

Ebenezer Leland, died Oct. 14, 1849, aged 71 years, 6 mos. ; wife 
Thankful, died May 31, 1854, aged 69 years, 2 mos. 

John Thomas, died Jan. 29, 1829, aged 51 years, 2 mos., 23 days. 

102 Machias Deeds. 



Levi Lancaster, died July 26, 1851, aged 84 years, 7 roos., 17 days. 
Hon. William Thompson, died Jan. 23, 1851, aged 83 years, 8 mos., 
26 days. 

William Cook, died July 5, 1849, aged 75. 

Joshua Stockwell, (East E.) died May 4, 1841, aged 72. 


Olive, wife of Marshall Hill, Oct. 28, 1850, aged 71. 

Peletiah Moore, died Dec. 16, 1830, aged 57. 

Betsey Sargent, wife of Jonathan Herrick, died Feb. 8, 1843, aged 79. 

Abijah Cole, Revolutionary soldier, died June 17, 1845, aged 83 
years, 7 mos. 

Nathaniel Allen, died Nov. 13, 1839, aged 77 ; wife Lucy, died 
Feb. 21, 1847, aged 84. 

Moses Goodwin, died Feb. 24, 1836, aged 60. 

Elisha Jones, died Dec. 14, 1842, aged 71 ; wife Lois died June 11, 
1842, aged 75. 

Thomas Hill, died Nov. 4, 1821, aged 75 ; wife Rebecca died April 
12, 1843, aged 88. 



Communicated by Wm. D. Patterson Esq., of Wiscasset. 
[Continued from Vol. iv, page 165, and Vol. vii, page 146-1 

Stephen Fogg, of Bucksharbour, in the County of Lincoln, to Thomas, 
John, William, Priscilla and Hannah Mayhew, Sons and Daughters of 
Elisha Mayhew, by Priscilla his wife, jointly to be equally divided 
among them a certain tract or parcel of land situate on Bucksharbour 
and is bounded as follows, being the one-half of the Neck that is 
between the main Creek and the Lot of Land that the late Reuben 
Crocker possessed and built upon and the same is now held in common 
and undivided with the Heirs of Joseph Libbee, late of said Bucks- 
harbour, deceased, and contains about one hundred Acres. 

Consideration £10. 

Conveyed subject to the life estate of Priscilla Mayhew, mother of 
the grantees. 

Deed dated 19th June, 1782. Vol. 16, page 42. 

*The parties herein named all belong to Machias unless otherwise named, and also 
the lands. 

Machias Deeds. 103 

John Allan of Cumberland, in the County of Cumberland, and 
Province of Nova Scotia, now a subject of the United States, to 
Thomas, John, and William Mayhew, Sons of Elisha Mayhew, of 
Machias, mariner, jointly to be equally divided among them a "certain 
"tract or parcel of land situated and lying within the District or Plan- 
tation known by the name of Machias * * more particularly as 
"follows, being on the Northerly side of the River called the western 
"Falls in said Machias, near unto where Mills are erected butted and 
"bounded as follows, viz : Beginning at the northerly corner of the 
"Land sold formerly by James Flynu to Elisha Mayhew, referring to a 
"Deed of this Tenor and Date for the contents, and running from the 
"northerly corner along by the Meeting House Lot purchased by the 
"Town, of George Libbee, North 10 Degrees West 10 Rods ; thence 
"across by said Flynn's land West ten Degrees South Forty-seven 
"Feet Nine Inches then running South ten Degrees East keeping its 
"width till it comes to the Land formerly sold as aforesaid, Reserving 
"the Privileges of a Road as specified in a Deed of the Premises given 
"bv said Flvnn to said Allan bearing date the eighth of October, 1779." 

Consideration £10. 

Conveyed subject to life estate of Priscilla Mayhew, mother of 


Deed dated 8th January, 1782. 

Vol. 16 y page 45. 

John Allan to Thomas, John and William Mayhew, sons of Elisha 
Mayhew, jointly to be equally divided among them. 

Land described as follows: "being on the northerly side of the 
"River called the western Fails in said Machias near unto where the 
"Mills are erected and bounded as follows: "beginning fifty feet from 
"the Northeast Corner of James Flinn's dwelling House, then running 
"Northerly by the western Line of Lot Number five eight Rods, then 
"westerly forty-seven feet nine Inches then southerly parrallel with the 
"first Line eight Rods, then Easterly to the first bound. Also twenty* 
"eight Feet in weadth of the Flatts in the front of the eastern half of 
"said Lot, being Number six, beginning at high water mark and 
"extending the same weadth to the Channel of the River." 

Consideration, £80. 

Conveyed subject to life estate of Priscilla Mayhew, mother of the 


Deed dated 8th January, 1782. 

Vol. 16, page 471. 

104 Machias Deeds. 

Joel Bonney, carpenter, to James Lyon, clerk, both of Macbias. 

All his right, title and interest in the Neck of Land called Sprague's 
Neck on the eastern side of Machias Bay containing by estimation three 
hundred Acres more or less. 

Consideration, £35. 

Deed dated 3rd May, 1779. Vol. 16, page 49. 

Ezekiel Foster, yeoman, to James Lyon, clerk, both of Machias. 

"One whole Right of Land in the Township of Machias except the 
"Marsh belonging to said Right being about three Acres more or less, 
"and also all my Right, Title and Interest in the Island called Chaun- 
"cey's Island in Machias Bay, situated near the Southwest point of 
"Sprague's Neck ; and also all my Right Title and Interest in the Island 
"called Hog Island in the Entrance of Holmer's Bay which said Islands 
"I took up in Partnership with John Crocker of said Machias." 

Consideration, £30. 

Deed dated 1st May, 1779. Vol. 16, page 50. 

Ralph Hacock, of Boston, Mariner, to Jonas Farnsworth, of Machias, 

„ "The whole of my Land lying on the west side of Machias River 
"adjoining to Buck's Harbor, on the easterly side, and on the Land 
"that belonged to Mainwarrin Beal on the westerly side, with all the 
"Bits and parcels of Marsh or Meadowland that do belong to the same, 
"250 acres more or less. 

Consideration, £30. 

Deed dated 19th December, 1782. Vol. 16, page 18. 

William Shannon and James Noble Shannon, both of Machias, mer- 
chants, in consideration of "sixty-three p'd six and eight-pence" con- 
veyed to Benjamin Gooch, Jr., of Machias, yeoman, "a certain Lot of 
"Land lying and being in Machias aforesaid, it being a piece of Land 
"whereon the said Benjamin Gooch, Jun'r. now liveth, it being about 
"two Acres more or less, it lying in Eastern River, it joins the lower 
"Saw Mill on the said Eastern River, and joins the said Benjamin 
"Gooche's Land with a dwelling House and a Barn and a shop on the 
"said Land, it being a Lot of Land that the said William and James 
"Noble Shannon bought of Stephen Young." 

Deed dated 7th July, 1778. Vol. 16, page 207. 

Machias Deeds, 105 

Thaddeus Trafton, yeoman, to Jonathan Pineo, yeoman, "two cer- 
"tain Lots of Salt Marsh the one being the one half of the original Lot 
"of high Marsh containing about two Acres be the same more or less 
"which the said Thaddeus bought of Reuben Libby being No. 2, said 
"Lot lying up Middle River and joining the Northeasterly side of Marsh 
"of John Berreys, and the Westerly side by Marsh of Joseph Gatchels ; 
"also the one half of a Thatch Lot that belonged to the said Reuben 
"Libbey lying in the Cove of thatch bed between White's Point and the 
"western Falls being in No. 42 containing about three Acres be the 

"same more or less." 

Dated 24th Day of October in the second year "of the Reign of the 
United States." Vol. 16, page 208. 

Joseph Gatchel, yeoman, to Joseph Gatchel, Jun'r., Laborer ; "the 
"one half of all my real estate lying in Machias being a Right of 
"Upland that I, the said Joseph Gatchel, now live upon, being on the 
"northeast side of Middle River at the head of said River where the 
"salt water flows ; also the one half of all the salt Marsh and fresh 
"Meadows that I, the said Joseph Gatchel, am in possession of, 
"together with the one half of my Right and Share in the Saw Mill 
"called the Merrymeeting, situated upon Middle River about two miles 
"from the head of the Tide with all the Privileges and Appurtenances 
"belonging to the said Mill as well as the one half of the said Upland 
"Marsh &c, the home Lot containing about two hundred and fifty 
"Acres, bounded Southwest by Middle River and Northeasterly by 
"Land of Jonathan Pineo and otherways upon undivided Lands, this 
"being the first Division Lot, also the one half of my second Lot being 
"amongst the undivided Lands in said Machias being about two hun- 
"dred and fifty Acres more." 

Deed dated 28th December, 1780. Vol. 16, page 209. 

Benj'a. Gooch, Jun'r., yeoman, to Jonathan Pineo, Husbandman, "a 
"certain Lot of Thatch Bed lying in Machias aforesaid in a place called 
"Wood Ruff's Cove, being the eightieth Lot in number and containing 
"about three Acres and was the Original Right of Jona. Carlton." 

Deed dated 5th August, 1777. Vol. 16, page 209. 

Joseph Munson, yeoman, to Jonathan Pineo; "a certain Lot of Salt 
"Marsh lying up Middle River in Machias aforesaid, it being No. sixty, 
"containing by estimation four Acres and a half, more or less." 

Deed dated 8th November, 1779. Vol. 16, pa/ge 209. 



106 Machias Deeds. 

Jacob Libby, of a place called Carlton's Stream, in the County of 
Lincoln, yeoman, to Stephen Jones Esq'r., "one full Proprietor's Share 
"or eighty-fourth part of the whole Township or Tract of Land known 
"by the name of Machias aforesaid." 

Consideration, "sixty pounds hard money." 

Deed dated 23rd June, 1781. Vol. 16, page 210. 

Samuel Libby, of a place called Carlton's Stream, in the County of 
Lincoln, yeoman, in consideration of "fifty Pounds in Silver at six 
shillings the Spanish milled Dolar," paid by Stephen Jones, of Machias, 
Esq'r., ; 'a certain Lot of Land lying and being in said Machias on the 
"south side of the western River so called and nearly opposite the 
"Indian Rim fronting Eighty Rods, more or less, on said River and 
"bounded westerly by the Land originally belonging to Abial Sprague, 
"and easterly by Jacob Libby's first Division Lot and to run southerly 
"the same width as in front four hundred Rods, it being part of the said 
"Samuel Libby's first Division Lot as a Proprietor in the Township of 

Deed dated 28th April, 1781. Vol. 16, page 211. 

Jonas Farnsworth, gent'n., in consideration of forty-five Pounds, 
lawful money, paid by Messrs. Stephen Smith and George Stilman, 
Traders, conveyed to them "one certain Lot or Tract of Land scituate 
"lying and being in Machias aforesaid, at the western falls and is 
"bounded on the west by a Lot of Land that Abraham Clarke sold unto 
"Ludwick Holway and from the Northeast Corner of said Holway's 
"Lands or Lands that was sold as aforesaid unto said Holway runs 
"North Eighty Degrees East, seven Rods, to lands that was the Origi- 
"nal Right of Samuel Scott, and then runs southerly by said Lands 
"unto a small piece of Land that Joseph Hill sold unto Stephen Parker, 
"and then runs westerly and southerly by the last mentioned Piece of 
"Land unto Land that is left for a Mill Privilege and then runs westerly 
"by said Mill Privilege unto the Lands first mentioned, and contains 
"about seven-eighths of an Acre." 

Deed dated 3rd September, 1783. Vol. 16, page 211. 

Ludwick Holway, Housewright, to John O'Brian, of Newburyport, 
one quarter part of the Stream Saw in Dublin in Machias aforesaid. 

Deed dated 17th August, 1784. Vol. 17, page 94. 

Machias Deeds. 


Ludwick Holway, Housewright, in consideration of £72, 10s., con- 
veyed to John O'Brian, of Newbury Port, merchant, "Eighty-three Acres 
"and one-third part of an Acre of Land situate in Machias butted and 
"bounded as follows ; beginning at a great rock at the northwest corner 
"of Jeremiah O'Brian's Land joining the River, then extending back on 
"a south course one mile and one-quarter, then west thirty-three and 
"one-third Rods, then North one mile and one Quarter to the River, 
"then to the first mentioned Bounds, being in weadth on a square line 
"thirty three and one-third Rods, together with the dwelling house and 
"other buildings standing thereon." 

Deed dated 17th August, 1784. 

Vol. 1 7, page 95. 

Gideon O'Brian, of Machias, to John O'Brien, of Newbury Port. 

Consideration, £10. 

"One sixth part of the Privilege "in the Shore Saw of the Dublin 

"Mill in Machias aforesaid." 

Deed dated 20th October, 1784. 

Vol. 11 \ page 95. 

Gideon O'Brian, of Machias, to John O'Brian, of Newburyport. 

Consideration, £200. 

"One hundred and twenty-five Acres of Land butted and bounded as 
'follows, beginning at a great Rock in the line between Jeremiah and 
'Gideon O'Brian's Land and on the eastern side of Jeremiah O'Brian's 
'Lot of Land where his House now stands on, and from said Rock to 
'extend south one mile and one-quarter of a mile to a marked tree, and 
'from thence to extend east fif tv rods to a marked tree, and from thence 
'to extend on a north course one mile and one-quarter of a mile to a 
'Salt Marsh and from thence to extend west fifty Rods to the said rock 
'above mentioned. Also a Messuage of Land of fifteen Acres, butted 
'and bounded as follows, beginning at the great rock above mentioned 
'in the line between Jeremiah and Gideon O'Brian's Land, and extend- 
ing about fifteen Rods on a northwest and by north course as the 
'fence now stands unto the River low water mark, and from thence on 
'an easterly course about fifty-five Rods unto the Northerly Corner 
'Bound of the above or first mentioned Lot of Land of one hundred and 
'twenty-five Acres together with the dwelling house and other Build- 
'ings standing thereon." 

Deed dated 20th October, 1784. 

Vol. 17, page 96. 

108 Valuation of the Town of Blue Hill for 1790. 




10 Acres Mowing <fec £24 10 — 

20 do. Wild Island 10 — 

2 Oxon 9 

1 Cow 3 

1 Hut 18 — 

£37 8 — 


2 Acres Mowing £ 7 4 — 

5 do. Pasturing 6 — 

365 do. Wildland 9 2 6 

4 Cows 12 

2 2 Year olds 3 12 — 

1 Hog 1 4 — 

1 Hut IS — 

1 Hovel 18 — 

1 Shop 1 16 — 

42 5 6 


1 Acre Mowing 2 8 — 

99 do. Wild Land 2 9 6 

12Yearold 116 — 

1 Hut 18 — 

7 11 6 


100 Acres wildland 2 10 — 

1 Cow 3 

5 10 — 

6 Acres Mowing 14 8 — 

8 do. Pasturing 9 12 — 

186 do. Wildland 4 13 — 

2 Oxen 9 

3 Cows 9 

1 Hut 18 — 

1 Hovel 18 — 

48 9 — 
• The first Assessors were Eben Floyd, Joseph Wood, and Phinebas Osgood. 

Valuation of the Town of Blue Hill for 1790, 109 


1 Acre Mowing 2 8 — 

10 do. Pasturing 12 

89 do. Wild land 2 4 6 

1 Cow 3 

1 Hut IS — 

20 10 6 

6 Acres Mowing 14 8 — 

10 do. Pasturing 12 

54 do. Wild land 17 — 

2 Oxen » 9 

3 Cows 9 

3 2 year olds 5 8 — 

1 Hog 1 4 — 

1 House 7 10 — 

1 Barn 9 

& Griss Mill 21 

h Saw Mill 18 15 — 


108 12 — 

Acres Mowing 7 4 

do. Pasturing 3 12 

94 do. Wildland 2 7 — 

3 Cows 9 

1 Yearling 18 

1 Hut !8 __ 

1 Hovel is 

24 17 


3 Acres Mowing 7 4 

3 do. Pasturing ' 3 12 

94 do. Wildland 2 7 

3 Cows 9 

1 2 Year old 1 ig 

1 Hut 18 

1 Hovel 18 

25 19 — 


20 Acres Mowing 48 

15 do. Pasturing 18 

335 do. W T ild land 8 7 6 

2 Oxen 9 

4 Cows 12 

1 3 Year old 2 14 

3 2 Year olds 5 q 

110 Valuation of the Town of Blue Hill for 1790. 

2 Yearlings 1 16 — 

1 Hog 1 4 — 

1 House 9 

1 Barn 9 

124 9 6 


15 Acres Mowing 36 

25 do. Pasturing 30 

60 do. Wildland 110 — 

2 Oxen 9 

3 Cows 9 

2 3 Year olds 5 8 — 

1 2 Year old 1 16 — 

1 Yearling 18 — 

1 Hog 1 4 — 

1 House 9 

1 Barn 9 

112 16 — 


10 Acres Wild land 5 — 

1 Cow 3 

3 5 — 


10 Acres Mowing 24 

17 do. Pasturing 20 S — 

318 do. Wildland 7 19 — 

3 Oxen 13 10 — 

4 Cows 12 

2 2 year olds 3 12 — 

1 yearling 18 — 

1 Hog 1 4 — 

1 House 18 

1 Barn 9 

h GrissMill 7 10 — 

i Saw Mill 20 12 6 

138 13 6 


8 Acres Mowing 19 4 — 

10 do. Pasturing 12 

407 do. Wild lands 10 3 6 

3 Oxen 13 10 — 

3 Cows 9 

1 2 year old 1 16 — 

2 Hogs 2 8 — 

i GrissMill 7 10 — 

iSawMill 20 12 6 

96 4 — 


Valuation of the Town of Blue Sill for 1790. Ill 


10 Acres Mowing 24 

10 do. Pasturing 12 

217 do. Wild laud 5 8 6 

2 Oxen 9 

4 Cows 12 

1 2 year old 1 16 — 

2 Yearlings 1 16 — 

1 Hog 14 — 

1 House £3, IS, 1 Baru £3,12 7 10 — 

h Griss Mill 21 

h Saw Mill IS 15 — 

114 9 6 


1 Acre Wild land 6 

1 House S 2 — 

1 Tan House 6 

Stock in Trade 6 

20 2 6 


100 Acres Wild land 2 10 — 

COL. ntch'as holt. 

7 Acres Mowing 16 16 — 

18 do. Pasturing 2112 — 

75 do. Wild land 1 17 6 

3 Cows 9 

1 House 3 12 — 

1 Barn 3 

55 17 6 


12 Acres Mowing 28 16 

11 do. Pasturing 13 4 

127 do. Wildland 3 3 6 

2 Oxen 9 

5 Cows 15 

4 2 year olds 74 

3 Yearlings 2 14 

1 Hog 14 — 

1 House 4 16 

85 1 6 


13 Acres Mowing 36 4 

13 do. Pasturing 15 12 

399 do. Wildland 9 17 e 

2 Oxen 9 

3 Cows 9 

112 Valuation of the Town of Bluehill for 1790. 

2 2 year olds 3 12 — 

3 Yearlings 2 14 — 

1 Hog 1 4 — 

1 House IS 

2 Barus 10 10 — 

110 13 


25 Acres Mowing 60 — 

12 do. Pasturing 14 8 

873 do. Wild land 2116 

2 Oxeu 9 — 

5 Cows 15 — 

2 3 year olds 5 S 

5 2 year olds 9 — 

3 Yearlings 2 14 

1 Hog 1 4 

1 House 5 8 

2 Barns 9 — 

152 IS 


40 Acres Mowing 96 

50 do. Pasturing a, 60 

1275 do. Wild land 3117 6 

2 Oxen 9 

10 Cows 30 

2 3 year olds 5 8 — 

9 2 year olds 16 4 — 

9 Yearlings 8 2 — 

1 Horse 9 

1 Colt 4 10 — 

3 Hogs 3 12 — 

1 House 15 

2 Barns 24 


4 Acres Mowing 

4 do. Pasturing 

192 do. Wild land ■ 

2 Oxen 

3 Cows 

2 2 year olds 

1 Hog 

1 House , 

1 Barn 

Part of a Saw Mill 

312 13 


9 12 


4 16 


4 16 
9 — 


9 — 
3 12 


1 4 


7 10 




3 17 


54 5 


Valuation of the Town of Blue Bill for 1790. 113 


8 Acres Mowing 19 4 — 

12 do. Pasturing 14 8 — 

180 do. Wild land 4 10 — 

4 Cows 12 

2 3yearolds 5 8 — 

2 2 year olds 3 12 — 

3 Yearlings 2 14 — 

1 Hog 14 — 

1 House 4 16 — 

1 Barn 4 16 — 

k part of Saw Mill 10 


82 12 — 

12 Acres Mowing 28 16 — 

12 do. Pasturing 14 8 — 

451 do. Wild land 11 5 6 

2 Oxen 9 

3 Cows 9 

2 3 year olds.. 5 8 — 

12 year old •■ 116 — 

1 Yearling — 18 — 

1 Hog 1 4 — 

1 House 4 16 — 

1 House — 18 — 

J of a Saw Mill 8 

95 9 6 


20 Acres Mowing 48 

15 do. Pasturing 18 

540 do. Wildland 13 10 — 

2 Oxen 

10 Cows 

2 2 year olds 

4 Yearlings 

2 Hogs ' 

1 House 

1 Barn 


100 Acres of wild land 


35 Acres Mowing 84 

35 do. Pasturing 42 

1692 do. Wildland 42 6 — 

4 Oxen 18 

8 Cows 24 






















147 12 





114 Valuation of the Town of Blue Hill for 1790. 

2 2 year olds 3 12 — 

6 Yearlings 5 8 — 

2 Hogs 2 8 — 

1 House 15 

2 Barns 24 

h a Saw Mill 22 10 — 

2S3 4 — 


15 Acres Mowing 36 

20 do. Pasturing 24 

165 do. Wildland 112 6 

2 Oxen 9 

4 Cows 12 

3 2 year olds 5 8 — 

2 Yearlings 1 16 — 

1 House.. 10 10 — 

1 Barn S S — 

108 14 6 


1 Cow 3 


8 Acres of Mowing 19 4 — 

12 do. of Pasturing 14 4 — 

SO do. of Wild land 2 

2 Oxen 9 

2 Cows 6 

2 2 year olds 3 12 — 

2 Yearlings 1 16 — 

1 Hog 14 — 

1 House 6 12 — 

1 Barn 7 10 — 

71 2 — 


18 Acres Mowing 43 4 — 

20 do. Pasturing 24 

430 do. Wildland 10 15 — 

2 Oxen 9 

7 Cows 21 

4 2 year olds 7 4 — 

6 Yearlings 5 8 — 

1 Horse 9 

2 Hogs 2 8 — 

1 House 15 

1 Barn 12 

h a Saw Mill 22 10 — 

181 9 — 

Valuation of the Town of Blue Hill for 1T90. 115 


20 Acres Mowing 48 

20 do. Pasturing 24 

29S do. Wild land 7 9 — 

4 Oxen IS 

5 Cows 15 

1 3 year old 2 14 — 

2 2 year olds 3 12 — 

2 Yearlings 1 1G — 

1 Hog 14 — 

1 House 8 2 — 

1 Barn 7 10 — 

137 7 — 


100 Acres Wild land 2 10 — 


10 Acres of Mowing 24 

8 do. of Pasturing 9 12 — 

82 do. of Wild land 2 1 — 

2 Oxen , 9 

3 Cows 9 

1 3 year old 2 14 — 

3 Yearlings 2 14 — 

1 Hut 3 

1 Hovel 1 10 — 

63 11 — 


5 Acres of Mowing 12 

7 do. of Pasturing 8 8 — 

88 do. of Wild land 2 4 — 

1 Cow 3 

1 Hut 4 4 — 

29 16 — 


50 Acres of Wild land 1 10 — 

1 House 3 

1 Fulling Mill 30 

34 10 — 


30 Acres of Mowing 72 

16 do. of Pasturing 19 4 — 

789 do. of Wild land 19 14 6 

2 Oxen 9 

6 Cows 18 

2 3 year olds 5 IS — 

6 2 year olds 10 16 — 

116 Valuation of the Town of Blue Hill for 1790. 

5 Yearlings 4 10 — 

1 Horse 9 

2 Hogs 2 S — 

1 House 13 10 — 

1 Barn 11 S — 

195 8 6 


25 Acres Mowing 60 

45 do. Pasturing 54 

80 do. Wild land 2 

3 Oxen 13 10 — 

7 Cows 21 

5 2 year olds 9 

4 Yearlings 3 12 — 

2 Hogs 2 S — 

1 House 10 10 — 

1 Barn 12 

1S8 — 


15 Acres Mowing 36 — 

15 do. Pasturing IS — 

360 do. Wildland 9 — 

2 Oxen 9 — 

6 Cows 18 — 

2 3 year olds 5 8 

3 2 year olds 5 8 

2 Hogs 2 14 

1 House 8 2 

1 Barn 6 — 

120 — 


13 Acres Mowing 31 4 

10 do. Pasturing 12 — 

352 do. Wild lands 8 16 

2 Oxen 9 — 

5 Cows 15 — 

2 3 Year olds 5 8 

2 2 year olds 3 12 

3 Yearlings 2 14 

1 Hog 1 14 

1 House 12 — 

1 Barn 12 — 

112 18 


12 Acres Mowing 28 16 

8 do. Pasturing 9 12 

80 do. Wildland 2 — 

Valuation of the Town of Blue Hill for 1790, 117 

2 Oxen 9 

4 Cows 12 

2 3yearolds 5 8 — 

1 2 Year old 1 16 — 

3 Yearlings 2 14 — 

1 Colt 4 10 — 

1 Hog 1 4 — 

1 House 10 10 — 

1 Barn 12 

99 10 — 


4 Acres Mowing 9 12 — 

96 do. Wild Land 2 8 — 

1 Cow 3 

2 3 year olds 5 8 — 

1 Yearling 18 — 

1 Hog 1 4 — 

1 House 3 

1 Hovel 10 — 

26 8 — 


100 Acres of Wild land 2 10 — 


10 Acres Mowing 24 

3 do. Pasturing 3 12 — 

87 do. Wild land 2 3 6 

4 Oxen 18 

4 Cows 12 

3Yearolds — 

2 2 year olds 3 12 — 

3 Yearlings 2 14 — 

1 Hog 1 4 — 

1 Hut 18 — 

1 Barn 5 8 — 

73 11 6 


3 Acres Mowing 7 4 — 

2 do. Pasturing 2 8 — 

95 do. Wild land 2 7 6 

2 Oxen 9 

3 Cows 9 

1 3 Year old 2 14 — 

1 Hog 14 — 

1 Hut 18 — 

1 Barn 6 12 — 

41 7 6 


Valuation of the Town of Blue Mill for 1790. 


2 Acres of Mowing. 


2 do 
96 do. Wild land 

2 Oxen 

2 Cows 

2 2 year olds 

1 Hog 

1 House 

1 Barn 

100 Acres wild land 
2 3 year olds 

2 Acres Pasturing . 

98 do. Wild land, 

2 3 Year olds 

6 Acres Pasturing . 
124 do. Wild land 

2 Oxen 

1 Cow '.. 

2 Acres Pasturing 
98 do. Wild land. - 

2 Oxen 

1 Cow . 





1 House 2 8 

4 16 — 


8 — 


8 — 


— — 


— — 


12 — 


4 — 

4 10 — 


— — 


18 — 


10 — 


8 — 

7 18 — 


8 — 


9 — 


8 — 




14 — 



12 — 


— — 


6 — 


8 — 


9 — 


— — 

8 — 

19 5 — 


100 Acres of Wild land 2 10 

2 Oxen 9 — 

1 Cow 3 — 

1 yearling 18 

15 8 — 


100 Acres of Wild Land 2 10 

2 3Yearolds 5 8 

7 18 — 

Valuation of the Town of Blue Hill for 1790. 119 


100 Acres Wild land 

2 Oxen 

1 2 Year old 


100 Acres Wild land 
















1100 Acres of Wild land . , 27 


IS Acres of Mowing 43 4 — 

18 do. of Pasturing 21 12 — 

639 do. of Wild land 15 19 6 

2 Oxen 9 

3 Cows 9 

2 2 year olds 3 12 — 

3 Yearlings 2 14 — 

1 Hut 4 4 — 

1 Hovel 2 2 — 

| of a Saw Mill 16 

127 7 6 


4 Acres Pasturing 4 16 — 

386 do. Wildland 9 13 — 

14 9 — 


10 Acres Pasturing 12 

90 do. Wildland 2 5 — 

14 5 — 


275 Acres Wild land 6 17 6 

h Saw Mill 41 5 — 

48 2 6 


100 Acres Wild land 2 10 — 

i of a Saw Mill 10 

12 10 — 


650 Acres Wild land 16 5 


375 Acres Wild land < 9 7 6 


825 Acres Wild land 20 12 6 

* Some of these persons were probably non-residents. 

120 Valuation of the Town of Blue Sill for 1790. 


550 Acres Wild land 13 15 — 


275 Acres Wild Land 6 17 6 


550 Acres Wild land - 13 15 — 


275 Acres Wild land 6 17 6 


275 Acres Wild land 6 17 6 


275 Acres Wild land 6 17 6 


275 Acres Wild land 6 17 G 


275 Acres Wild land 6 17 6 


275 Acres Wild land 6 17 6 


550 Acres Wild laud 13 15 


275 Acres Wild land 6 17 6 


375 Acres Wild land 9 7 6 


275 Acres Wild land 6 17 6 


275 Acres Wild land 6 17 6 


275 Acres Wild land 6 17 6 


275 Acres W T ild land 6 17 6 


275 Acres Wild land 6 17 6 


275 Acres Wild land 6 17 6 


275 Acres Wild land 6 17 6 


275 Acres Wild land 6 17 6 


275 Acres Wild land 17 6 


275 Acres Wild land 6 17 6 

Blue hill, 14th May, 1790. 
The foregoing Valuation is a3 near the matter for the present time as 
we can make it but as no Valuation has even been taken of the Town 
before this one and there being 3 State Assessments, one in each of the 
two years past and one in 1786, the Town having undergone consider- 
able alteration within that time, we conceive it necessary to make the 
following alterations in this Valuation, viz. : 

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Valuation of the Town of Blue Hill for 1790. 121 

1st. As the law provides for the aged and infirm as to their paying 
Taxes we think in justice that Capt'n Peter Parker, sen'r, and Mr. 
Ezekiel Osgood, sen'r, should be abated their Pole Taxes. 

2d. The State Tax No. 5 being so far abated bv the Gen'l Court 
as to become useful to every individual in the Town from this time 
that we cannot conceive it any injustice to Tax all those persons now 
inhabitants of the Town who were not present at the time the Valuation 
should have been taken, also all those who were not of age at that time 
and are now. But as the first mentioned persons have or are liable to 
pay the aforesaid Tax and those who were not of age would not have 
paid any part of it should be abated half their Pole Tax. They are as 
follows : 

John Roundy, jun'r, John Peters for his son John, 

Jonathan Crabb, John Wight, 

Edw'd Carleton, Daniel Osgood for his boy, 

Phinehas Pilsbury, John Gibson, 

Asa Clow, Eben Floyd, 

Robert Parker for 2 boys, Jonathan Clay for his son John,' 

Reuben Dodge, Daniel Faulkner, 

Ezra Parker. 

3d. It being very difficult to assertain exactly how much mowing, 
pasturing and stock each one had at the time the Valuation should have 
been made and it is natural to suppose each have risen in some propor- 
tion one with another, we shall therefore only allow for such buildings 
as we know have been erected since and the conveyance of real estate 
which are as follows, viz. : 

James Candage, Barn to be taxed for 1790. 

John Roundeys, do. for 1789 & 1790. 

Jon'a Crabb, "land & Cows for 1790. 

John Candage, Barn for 1789 & 1790. 

Phinehas Pilsbury, Tan House, do. & 1787. 

Do., House, 1790. 

Capt'n Jos. Wood, sen'r, for half his House & § his Barn till 1790. 

Peter Parker, jun'r, new Barn for 1790. 

Jed'h Holt, part of Saw Mill for do. 

John Peters, new Barn, 1789 & 1790, his part of the Saw Mill, 1790. 

John Wight, Cow, do. 

Phin. Osgood, part of Saw Mill, do. 

John Gibbson, real & personal estate for 1790, except 20 Acres wild 
land sold Dan'l Osgood. 

Jos. Wood, jun'r, House & Barn for 1790, £ his father's house 
& J of his barn till 1790. 

Sam'l Coggins, House and Hovel for 89 & 90. 

Jonath. Clay, Barn for '90. 

Eben'r Hinckley's do. '90. 

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122 Valuation of the Town of Blue Hill for 1790. 

Nehemiah Hinkley, do. '90. 

John Randal's estate till 1790, after which only 50 acres of Wild land 
& £6, 2, 3 of saw mill. 
Dan'l Osgood, to have added to his 20 Acres Wild land for 1790. 
Deduct 75 dollars from Carlton's mill till 1790. 

4th. Those persons who were not in the Town the 1st of May, 1788 
& 1789, and those who were not of age at that time not to pay anything 
towards Tax No. 6 & No. 7 except they had real or personal estate 
within the Town. 

The Poles & the time they are to pay Taxes for are as follows, viz. : 

Isaac Abbot for 1789 & 1790, Jonathan Clay for his son, 1790. 

William Scott for 1790, Dan'l Spofford for 1789 & 1790. 

Robt. Parker for 2 boys, 1790, Moses Fry for 1789. 

Reuben Dodge, 1789 & 1790, Zach. Fry, do. 

John Gibbson, do. Joseph Herrick, do. 

Eben Floyd for 1790, Benj'a Friend, 1790. 

Tax No. 5. Poles 58. Valuation £4585, 8, 9. (Year 1786.) 

Tax No. 6. Poles 61. Valuation £6264, 7, 6. (Year 1788.) 

Tax No. 7. Poles 67. Valuation £6328, 12, 6. (Year 1789.) ' 4 

Tax No. 8. Poles 70. Valuation £6672, 8, 6. (Year 1790.) 






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I. Journal Through Part of Mr. Desart, 1768 123 

II. Petition to the General Court from Blue Hill, 1785 150 

III. Old Bucksport Deeds. 1774—7^ 131 

IV. Lottery at Harvard College. 1811 • • • 132 

V. Incorporation of Towns in Maine, 1646 to 1801 133 

VI. Marriages from Lincoln County Records, 1759 to 1777 135 

VII. Bangor House in London prior to the Time of Charles 1 143 

VIII . Old Town Village, 1824 144 

IX. Hobert^McGlathery and Family, of Bristol, 1752 to 1820 145 

X. The Abenaquis Indians 147 

XI. Old Town Village— Marsh Island 149 

X IT. Macbias One Hundred Years Ago 153 

XIII. History of Bath, Maine— Book Notice 157 

XIV. List of Settlers in Sedg wick prior to 1785 • 158 

XV . Soldiera from Lee, Penobscot County, in the War of the Rebellion 159 

XVI. Petition of John Bernard of Bath, Relating to Mt. Desert, 1785 162 

XV U. City Point, Bangor— Notes • 163 

XVIII. The New City Hall in Bangor 165 

XIX. A Record of Publishments and Marriages in the Town of Prospect, 1789 

to 1800...... 166 

XX. Old Indian Purchase, Penobscot River 175 

XXI. Records of Dover, Maine 176 

XXII. Trenton Town Roads, Laid Out 1804 177 

XXIII. Manasseh Smith, Senior, of Wlscasset 178 

XXIV. Samuel Moody, Jr., of Brunswick 180 

XXV. State Tax in Hancock County, 1793 181 

XXVI. Extracts from Trenton Records • • • • 181 

XXVII. Wheelwright Families in Maine — Additions and Corrections 182 

XXV f! L Historical Notes— Magazine of New England History, page 132: Ezekiel 
Averill of Wiseasset, 134; Town of Cushing, 134; Joseph Buttertield 
of Milford, 134; William O'Brien of Machias, 134: Holmes Bay, 
Machias Port, 146; Supreme Judicial Court in Maine prior to 1798, 
162; Jonas Bond of Robbinston. 164; Portland Island in Caseo Bay 
1898, 164; Jacob {{art of Holden, 179; New Haven Colony Society 
Paper?, 179. 


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Vol. IX. Bangor, Me., July, Aug., Sept., 1894. Nos. 7, 8, 9. 



In 1762 the General Court granted the Island of Mount Desart 
to Governor Francis Bernard, who visited the Island in October 
of that year, and took with him Nathan Jones, a surveyor. He 
soon erected houses and wharves at S. W. Harbour and built 
darns and mills at several places. In 1768 he sent Joseph Chad- 
wick, a famous surveyor, to explore the Island. His Journal is 
in the "Bernard papers" in the Sparks Collection in Harvard 
College Library. Mr. Chadwick's plans, unfortunately, cannot 
be found. 

Mr. E. W. Hamor of West Eden has added some notes. 


''From Plot A 1 by the Cove to West Sandy Point 2 , the land is nearly 
level or rising with an easy ascent from tiie water from 5 to 15 chains 
backwards and is a fertile soil, bavins a few small stones, trees mostlv 
large white birch and large alders ; which is a good tract of land for 
settlement. Backwards from these lands on more rising ground the 
soil is more gravelly and stony having a large quantity of small spruces 
and hemlock trees growing on it. Up the Sound 3 on a few Brooks 
(1 — 2 — 3 — 4) are some small plots of laud of 3 to G acres each of good 
land. On 5 the land is good for pastures, etc 4 . 7 — Bv the shore a 
good place for settlements. Westerly of the .Sound the land is but 

1. "Plot A" is evidently land lying between Norwood's Cove and the mouth of the 

2. "West Sandy Point" is the Fernald farm on the west side of the Sound, at iU 

3. On the easterly side of the Sound. 

4. Must be at the head of the Sound, where E. E. Baldwin now lives. 

124 Journal Through Part of Mount Desart, 1768. 

rough broken by ponds and mountains which makes it not practicable 
for laying out roads or farms 7 ." 

A Poud near two miles in length and at the southerly eud the moun- 
tains appear like the Sound. It empties itself into a good stream which 
is fit for a corn mill.- 


A quarry of gray stones about 8 and 10 inches in thickness which 
are of a good kind for the foundation of buildings. Stones on the 
mountains are of a varicose kind appearing like gravel intermixed with 
some particles of isiug glass and in the swamps a dark blue and a finer 
color 9 . 


A quarry of stone of a marvel kind, a good white and mostly shaded 
with red but find no part of the superfice sound enough for slabs. 9 


A tract of land pleasantly situated between two ponds north and 
south level. East and west an easy decent to the ponds. The soil a 
light brown earth which appears to be of a better kind, a gravelly 
bottom, and has such stoues as are fit for wal'd fences. A verv thick 
growth of large yellow birch and maple trees. Little or no under- 
brush 1 ". 

30 — 31. This plot is divided by a small hill and a cedar swamp. 
Contains about 600 acres by estimation, all of which is good land for 
farms having a good outlet for cattle ; and many good tracts of land 
for pasturing, * * * a cleared about 3-4 of a mile the ground 
would be level enough for one man to view another in any part. That 
a passage may made from these lands to Bass Harbor marshes by water 
in pond ( ?) between the mountains and from thence by a road to the 
marshes 11 , at figure 45 12 . 


A tract of good marsh containing by estimate 10 acres and may be 
cut on it 12 loads of salt hay 13 . 

39. A tract of brokea marsh of about 3 acres. These marshes have 
been improved by John Roberson, settled on an Island in the neighbor- 
hood 14 . 

40. A point of good land for one farm. 

41. On this cove are sundry small plots of salt marsh. The whole 
may be estimated at 5 acres and 4 loads of hay. Has been improved 
by Ebenezer Herrick of Naskeag. 1 ' 

42. Upland that may be improved for tillage and grass. 

7. Probably Somes vi lie. 

8. Must be Denning's Pond, now Echo Lake. 

9. Ledge* on the west side of the Sound. 

10. Beech Hill, between Denning's and Great Ponds. 

11. Now called Carter's Nubble, cedar swamp south of it; other plots are at the 
extreme northerly part of Beech Hill. A road running N. and S. along the top of 
Beech Hill would be very level for a mile; the pond is Great Pond, lying west of Beech 

12. One of the marshes at Bass Harbor. 

13. Mitchell's Marsh, W. of Bass Harbor. 

14. Probably owned now by Dr. Watson. 

Journal Through Part of Mount Desart, 1768. 125 

A tract of upland about 1-2 mile in breadth laying N. Easterly of the 
marshes which may be improved for English grass 16 . 

43. Opposite this land on the southerly side of the marshes a smaller 
tract equally land 17 . 

44. Round this shore are a few ranges of good land, but the interior 
is a morass 1 ^. 

45. Towards the head of the marshes * * * is a tract of 1000 acres 
of low level land. Soil a yellow earth in some places sandy, scarce any 
stones, having a thick growth of small spruce ; in the swamp parts the 
bottom is a hard black mud of two feet in depth covered with moss 
and a thick growth of cedar. The River is headed bv streams faiiins: 
off the large mountain oo which are sundry good tracts of upland ; up 
the larger branches of the marsh river * * * the marshes are wet 
which if drained and cleared these marshes might be improved for 
cutting large quantities of Salt Hay. 19 Remarks: that the salt marsh 
at Bass Harbor are harmed by the saw mill Dam which was an idle 
piece of work by not makiug the flume iargj enough for the flood tide 
to enter and flow to its usual bight. And the Ebb tide with freshets 
kept on the marshes a longer time than is natural by the narrow passage 
out at the tloom which causes a deeiy of grass on the low marshes. 
But the greater damage is that the tide being obstroucted from flowing: 
to its usual hight causes the growing of wild grass, reeds, briars. 
&c. Round the Shore Part of these marshes have been improved by 
Shadrick Watson, John Black, Ebeaz'r Harrick and others of Naskeag 
in the township No. 4. As is said they cut 25 load of hay last year 
and are some of them mowing the same ground this year. 


Goose Marsh so called lavs in a lonsr narrow range round the shore 
from one to seven rods in breadth, and is bv estimate 5 acres of a good 
kind of marsh and may be cut six loads of ha} 7 on it which has been 
improved by Flye of Naskeag. 20 

36. A good plot for a tide mill. Up this Harbor the channel has 
many turns and points of rocks. 21 

37. This peninsula is a level ground having sundry ranges of good 
land through it. 22 

15. Frobably a little N. of Goose Cove, Tivmont. 

16. Between Bass Harbor Marshes and S. W~. Harbor. 

17. High ridge of laud east side of Bass Haroor. 

18. Laud near the shore from Bass Harbor Head to easterly to the sea wall; the 
morass is the large swamp lying between the east side of Bass Harbor and the New- 
man (?) settlement at S. W. Harbor. 

19. Between the head of Bass Harbor Marshes and the mountain, embracing the 
lands where Mr. Levi Lu; vey now lives. 

20. Goose Marsh on the west side of the Island near the northerly part of Bartlett's 

21. The outlet of Goose Marsh. There has been a tide mill there in the past. 

22. Point lying between Pretty Marsh and Goo*e Marsh on the east, and Bartlett's 
Narrows on the west. 

126 Journal Through Part of Mount Depart, 1768. 

Pleasant Marsh laying in one body, a small Creek in the middle and 
a level shore round it contains about 18 acres of good salt marsh on 
which may be cut 20 loads of hay- 23 Has been improved in 1767 by 
Job Wells and George Goodwin of Naskeag, and this year 1708 by 
Wood and others of Blue Hill Bay. Remarked; that the contention 
amongst the people living on the main for the marshes on Mount Desart 
is so warm that they began on the loth August to forelav one another: 
cutting the grass so out of season is a great damage to the marsh. 


North West Cove is a good tract of land, soil a good brown earth, 
in some parts sandy, having a good growth of Oak and white pine 
timber on it but most of the timber near the shore has been cut and 
carried away by strangers not only by people living on the main land, 
but as is said sundry vessels from the westward have located with 
staves, shingle bolts, &c. Upwards on the brook are alder swamps, 
meadows and uplands tit for improvements 24 . 

About 5 acres of Good marsh on which mav be cut Load of hay — 
has been improved by Stephen Hutchinson of Oak point in No. 1 as is 
Said he has erected 3 Stack yards on the marsh and brought over his 
Cattle to Spend the hay on the Ground. All which is an incumbrance 
on the marshes. Northerly from the marshes 5 or 8 Chains through a 
thick growth of alders, white birch and huge blue jointed grass on a 
good soil of black mould which may make good mowing land. From 
thence Northerly towards Letter N is a level Land But find it divided 
by narrow ranges of 1 to 5 Changes of rough land, soil, gravel and 
white Sand. Growing on it white birches. Again ranges of about 
the same breadth, of Alder Swompes Growing in them a large Growth 
of blue jointed Grass and a deep mud bottom which if Cleared up 
would be a Good Land for grass &c. That as these Lands lavs round 
a Harbour near the narrows or main Land all which makes it a Yalluable 
tract of Land for a Setleraent. 25 


A plot of salt marsh estimated at 12 acres and may be cut on it 14 
loads of hay; has been improved by Capt. (Nathan) Jones. 26 


North East Marshes ; On this river are sundry tracts of broken 
marsh of about 12 or 15 acres and may be cut on it 10 loads of hay. 

23. Must be Pretty Marsh lying south of Goose Marsh and outlets, towards the 

24. N. W. Cove on the N. W. part of the Island about three miles southwesterly 
from M f . Desert bridge. 

25. On the X. side of Clark's Cove and extending northerly on the Western Bay to 
the Bridges. 

26. Now known a< Jones' Marsh lying on the north part of the island about one mi[e 
easterly from the bridge. 

Journal Through Part of Mount Desart, 1768. 127 

Near these Marshes are sundry small alder swamps, which if cleared 
would be good for meadows. 27 

14. A large morass. 

lo. On the southerly branch of the river are sundry small meadows 
and good alder swamps, by following the small brooks up the hills find 
many of them end in a level morass, and the larger mountains terminate 
in a pyramid of rocks. 

1G. On the northerly layer branch of the river about \ mile lays 
one of the most valuable tracts of land for grass tic. 

The river is about 40 or 50 feet in breadth a deep mud bottom run- 
ning very Croaked having many branches edged round with large alders 
which makes it difficult to pass through it or discover the form of it. 
To make a Survey of the^o Lands would be a work of time. Those 
parts of these Entervale Lauds that are open from aider bush thare 
grows a thick rank blue jointed Grass of 4 feet in bight. And the best 
of the Land is covered with alder brush &c, in many parts if cleared up 
the land would lie dry enough for Euglish Grass. 

17. Lays about 18 acres of open meadow on which may be cut 25 
load of hay. By a small expence in Clearing the meadow There may 
double the quantity of hay Cutt. This meadow is improved by 
Capt. Jones. 

18. On the Northerly part of this tract appers like morass land and 
the Southerly meadow Land, lias two outlets where the water is Con- 
fined by bever Dams as thare are many Beavers now in the pond. The 
Wester! v Cave Dam is l"2o feet in Length and 4 feet in night now flow- 
ing 100 acres of land. 

Remarks : That this river has near the mouth sundry bars of rocks 
and mud bottom which maks it not Navigable for any Vessel larger 
then Smal Gundelow. That it may require Sundry bridges for passing 
to and from the Entervale L-snd. That the blue jointed Grass now 
growing on the Land which is said to be a good fodder for cattle, But 
when Cut 2 or 3 year it Declines and Coins to a Short Coarse wild grass 
which is a bad fodder for Cattel. 88 


A Stream large enough for a Saw mill But no Good harbour near the 
stream. The shore is Mountanous Rough lands which Continue from 
the Shore up the stream I of a mile which is not practicable for Road3 
&c. A good tract of Land well timbered. 29 

27. M. E. 3Iar>hcs River now known as X. E. Creek. The main stream rises in the 
mountains near the Young settlement in DI-n. n^ar Eagle Lake and empties into the 
Bay near Thomas*:- Islands about I'i mil.-s from the bridge. The main branch is 
formed by ninny brooks which rise among the hills, some being more than a mile long 
before uniting with the main stn-am. There must be 1500 or 2000 acres of land drained 
by N. K. Creek and its tributaries. 

28. 14, 15. 10. IT. IS are ail situated on this stream and its branches. The Westerly 
Cove, Beaver Dam, was < n the main stream near Mr. Richard I'aine's, and the bridge 
across the stream i.- called the Reaver Dam Bridge. The other Beaver Diiin was across 
the small stream near Gideon Liscomb's ar. the outlet 01 his meadow. There are 
beavers on the Island now. Blue Joint Grass ha-> all died out. 

29. Z, I think Duck Brook outlet IK miles northwesterly from Bar Harbor. 

128 Journal Through Part of Mount Desart, 1768. 


Up a Smal Cove 30 Being a good harbour is a Smal tract of Good 
land, having good Oak and white pine timber Growing on it- 
There is now laying on the ground a quantity of pine timber lately 
hewed. 30 


A large tract of Good Land near level or rising with an easy ascent 
from the Shore ^ of a Mile towards the mountain. 

Soil a brown low Earth, few Stones larger than Gravel Stones. 
Trees are mostly white pine of the larger Growth and other Sorts of 
Timber. And is a Valuable tract of Land for Tillage . Through this 
tract of laud Runs a Mill Stream which is the place Capt. Jones pro- 
poses to Build a Saw mill for the Goveniour. 

From a Smal Harbour at Good Landing and level land about 10 
Chains The stream is narrowed to little more than the Breadth of a mill 
by which the Dam may preformed with a Smal Expence. Above the 
Dam is a large Swomp which may make a good fore pond of water. 
The land is Level and Good for Conveying Logs to the Mill plott on 
which thare is a large quanety of white pine Timber of a Good Sort. 
Some objections may be made to this Stream viz. : That the Stream is 
not large anough to keep a Saw Mill Going the year Round But only 
During the time of freshets. 

That the Harbour is Smal and laying in that part of the Island 
towards the open Sea — Vessels may be in Danger in bad wather. 

But (is said) a Vessel from the westward lay in this Harbour last 
winter while her Crew made Shingles on Shore. 31 


Thare is a Large meadow near this Stream But by having Miss infor- 
mation Spent Several days in looking for it in the Northerly part of the 
Island and Could not find it. I have Since ben informed bv Capt. 
Jones that the meadow lays at Letter W. which he saith is a good large 
meadow Surficent to kepe any team that may be Employed at the 
mill &c. 32 . 


This Stream 33 has Good falls and other Conveneueys for Building a 
a Mill But as the water rises and falls very quick after a rain which 
makes it unfett for building a Saw mill. 


8. On the above Stream laves a Good tract of Land Ranging N. E. 
and S. W. between the mountains. Soil a fine black Earth and as the 
Ground rises towards the mountains the Soil is Brown, Yalow and 
Gravely. In sum parts may be maid tellege Lands having but a few 

30. Hull's Cove. 

31. Probably Ear Harbor. The mill stream on which Capt. Jones " proposed to 
build a mill tor the Covernor" I think is Cromwell's Harbor Brook, a very little 
southerly of Bar Harboi. It empties into Cromwell's Harbor which is small. 

32. I cannot locate. 

33. This stream is evidently other stream at the southeast part of the Island. 

Petition to the General Court from Blue Hill, 1785. 129 

Trees a thick Groweth of birch, beech aud maples, little or no 
Under brush. 34 

9. Small tracts of meadow Lands/ 

The Stream where the Saw Mill is to Stand that is now removing 
from Bass Harbour. 30 

47. Marsh that is improved by Somes. 

48. About 3 acres of Cows meadow. 

49. A Large Morass/' 7 


MEMORANDUM AUG. 29, 1768. 

There are Some Dificultyes arising amongst the Settlers for forms of 
Eoads and Division Lines of their Londs. As there are Sundry people 
that propose to apply for Settlements on the Island which may mak 
further cleficultvs. 


IN 1785. 

The Honourable Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
Assembled : 

The Petition of the Proprietors now Residents In a Township called 
No. 5, on Blue hill Bay In the County of Lincoln and Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts Humbly Sheweth — That in the year 1762 the Governor 
and Counsil and House of Representatives then in General Court 
assembled made a formal Grant of six Townships to David Marsh and 
others of one of which Towns your Petitioners are Original Proprietors 
and Agreable to said Grant we came into the wilderness upon the 
Incouragement thereby given In the year3 1763 and 1764 In order to 
fulfill the conditions of Said Grant and accordingly have fully satisfied 
the conditions of said Grant, except the settling of a Minister and we 
have had 20 years quiet and Peaceable Possession, and further after we 
had been Settled here some time, the Grant not being confirmed by the 
King, the Governor and Counsil was pleased to Issue a lioci^mution 
for the encouragement of such Inhabitants as had Settled In those 
Towns In order to fulfill the conditions of said Grant, Viz. : — 

In the vear 1768 said Proclamation was Issued Declaring the Inten- 
tion of the then Province of Massachusetts to protect and defend the 
said Lands to the Proprietors settled under the said Grant, upon which 
we went on with courage, the Houses being built and the land Cleared, 
which was required to fulfill the conditions of said Grant, and we find 
his Excellency the Governor and Counsil willing to assist us In every 
thing that was reasonable, that Lay In their power to Promote the 
Settlement of the Wilderness Countery, and as they Declared their 
Intention to Defend us against all other claims to this Part of the 

34. Land on both sides of Otter Creek. 

35. I cannot locate. 

36. It may be the largest brook that empties into the Head of the Sound, known as 
the Doctor's Creek. There was a tide mill there more than 100 years ago. 

37. 47, 48 and 49 I cannot locate. 

130 Petition to the General Court from Blue HilL 1785. 

mntery, Especially that of the Earl of Sterling either by Patten or 
^ant from which we are sufficiently Defended by said Proclamation 



were that Every Proprietor should enjoy his rights and Privileges with- 
out any other Acknowledgement that the fulfilling the conditions of said 
Grant, and fuithermore your Excellency and Honors can not be 
unacquainted with the great expense we have been at In Laying out 
these Townships, and the expense we have been at In trying to Procure 
the King's Approbation and likewise In fulfilling the conditions of said 
Graut — But perhaps this objection will be made by some that we have 
not f ullfilled the conditions of said Grunt in Every Pellicular, therefore 
we have forfeited our rights to said Lands. Answer, it is true we 
have not an ordained Minister, but we together with a class of People 
among us called Settlers have been at more expense that it would have 
been to have f ullfilled the conditions of said grant In every Perticular, 
Provided his Majestyes Royal approbation had been obtained and the 
non-Resident Proprietors had come and setled when we did. For we 
have built a Suitable house of Publick Worship and have hired Preach- 
ing Every Summer for Seventeen years. Except In the time of the late 
war, and a school master every Winter, Built Bridges, cleared and 
maintained Publick Roads through the Town all which expence has been 
Bourne by us and that class of People called Settlers residing among us. 
Wherefore we trust that on a full Examination of the Matter it will 
appear to the Honourable Const that our title is good and valid, there- 
fore we Pray your Honours to Remit or L>iscnarge us of that Part of the 
Thousand Pounds which is laid upon us by a Resolve of the Court 
Passed the 17th of March 178."> or otherwise confirm us as your Honours 
In your Great Wisdom and regard to justice shall see fit — as In duty 
bound shall ever pray. 

No. 5, December 31, 1785. 

(Signed) Thomas Coggin, 1 Right, 

Elisha Dodge, 1 l * 

Samuel Darling, 1 li 

Peter Parker, Jr., 2 4t 

Benj. Friend, 1 " 

Joshua Horton, 1 4t 

Joseph Wood, 1 " 

James Candage, 1 " 

Dudley Carleton, 4 4 > 

Peter Parker, 6 k4 

Nathan Parker, 2 * k 

Simeon Parker, 1 " 

Ezekiel Osgood, 2 u 

Piiineas Osgood, 1 " 

John Peters, 3 " 

John Roundey, 1 " 
Wido. Elizabeth Brown, 1 

Rober Parker, 2 " 

David Carleton. 1 " 

— Communicated by R. G. F. Candage of BrooJdine, Mass. 

Old Bucksport Deeds, 1774-1788, 131 





James Colson of Wheelersborougk in Penobscot in the County of 
Lincoln to Josiah Colson in Penobscot aforesaid, for £30. 

A certain Lot or Tract of Land scituate lying and being in Penob- 
scot aforesaid, on the east side of Penobscot River, and contains one 
hundred Acres be the same more or less, and is called and known by 
the Lot No. 14 in the Township No. 1 and bounded West on Penobscot 
River aforesaid, Northerly on Abner Lowell, Easterly on wild Land, 
Southerly on the Grantee to the first mentioned Bounds. 

Signed 7th July, 1774, by James Colson and Susannah Colson. 

— Vol. 28, page 12. 


Suttale Alexander of Penobscot River in the Town No. 1 in the 
County of Lincoln to Edward Smith of Salem in the County of Essex, 
for £100, a certain Tract of Land lying on the East Side of Penobscot 
River in said Township Number One — One Lot of Land containing 
nintv six Acres be it more or less butted and bounded as follows : 
thirty-six Rods front on River, southerly on Abner Lowel by a small 
bushey hemlock Tree, Number of the Tree sixteen on the northern Side 
fifteen on the southern Side of said Tree, bounding Northward on James 
Clemmons by a Beach Tree sixteen southerly seventeen Northerly, and 
also his Right and Title in Dusk Meadow with the house and Barn on 
said Lot of Land that 1 the said Saunder do sole and possessed with all 
the Priviledges 

Dated 18th December, 1779. 

Signed by Suttale Alexander and Abigail Alexander. 

— Vol. 16, page 134. 


Stephen Lanpher of Penobscot to Anson Lanpher £18, for a certain 
Tract or Parcel of land lying in Penobscot aforesaid on the East Side 
of Penobscot River, containing by estimation forty and five Acres be 
the same more or less, butted and bounded as follows, viz. : beginning 
at the Brook where it runs into the Cove before said Stephen Lanpher's 
door, thence running easterly bounding on said Cove until it comes to 
Land claimed by the Heirs of Timothy Clement's (late deceased) thence 
running Easterly bounding by said Land (claimed as aforesaid) until 
it comes to a fresh Pond, thence running; Northerlv bounding bv said 
Pond, just one half the weadth across said Stephen Lanpher's Lot of 
Land to a Stake & heap of Stones, thence running Westerly through 
Methiddle of said Lot bounding by said Stephen's Land to the afore- 

132 Old Bucksport Deed*, 1774-1788. 

said Brook to a Stake and heap of Stones, thence running Southerly 
bounding by said Brook down Stream of said Brook to the fust 
mentioned Bounds. 

Dated 14th August, 1787. 

Signed by Stephen Lanpher and Mary Lanpher. 

— Vol. 21, page 94. 


Moses Littlefieid of Penobscot River in the County of Lincoln, to 
Capt'n Jonathan Cobb of Welfleet in the County of Barnstable, for 
£37, 10s. a certain Tract or Parcel of Land lying on the East Side of 
said River in No. 1 Township beginning at a Lurch Tree marked 33 on 
one Side and 34 on the other, thence running East 24 Degrees South 
one Mile and a quarter to the head Line of the Lots as on the Plan of 
the Lots, reference thereto being had & in that Line forty Rods to the 
Line of the thirty second Lot and in that Line to the River and by the 
River Northerly to the first mentioned Bound Tree containing one 
hundred Acres of Land more or less. 

Dated 1st May 1788. 

— Vol. 22, page 142. 

Harvard College Lottery, 1811. 

Who wants 15,000 Dollars. 

Has for sale Tickets df Quarters in the fifth Class of 
Harvard college Lottery which will commence draw- 
ing in June next. 

Tickets 5 dollars — Quarters 1 dol. 37 cts. but will 
soon rise. All orders post-paid enclosing the cash 
will be promptly attended to. 

March 11. 

%* Scheme will be published next week. 

Portland Gazette, March 18, 1811. 

* * 

Newport, R. I., March 25, 1894. The Magazine of New 
England History is now published in connection with Putnam's 
Monthly Historical Magazine. All communications, subscriptions 
and exchanges should be sent to Ebcn Putnam, Esq., Box 301, 
Salem, Mass. Yours respectfully, R. H. Tillev. 

Incorporation of Toivns in Maine Prior to 1820. 133 


1. Kittery, October, 16-46 

2. York, 1652 

3. Wells, July 5, 1653 

4. Cape Porpoise (?), 1653 
Arundel, June 5, 1718 

5. Searboro, May, 1658 

6. Falmouth, May, 1658, 1718 

7. Appledore, May, 1661 
Isle Shoals, 

8. Berwick, June 9, 1713 

9. Georgetown, June 13, 1716 

10. Biddeford, November, 1718 

11. Brunswick, June 2-1, 1737 

12. Newcastle, June 19, 1753 

13. Harpswell, Jan. 25, 1758 

14. Woolwich, Oct. 20, 1759 

15. Pownalboroucrh, Feb. 13, 1760 

16. Windham. June 12, 1762 

17. Pepperellborough.June 19, '62 
Saco, Feb. 23, 1805 

18. Buxton, Julv 14, 1762 

19. Bowdoinham, Sept. 18, 1762 

20. Topsham, Jan. 31, 1764 

21. Gorham, Oct. 30, 1764 

22. Boothbay, Nov. 3, 1764 

23. Bristol, June 18, 1765 

24. Cape Elizabeth, Nov. 1, 1765 

25. Lebanon, June 25, 1767 

26. Sanford, Feb. 23, 1768 

27. Hallowell, April 26, 1771 

28. Vassalborough, Apr. 26, 1771 

29. Winslow, April 26, 1771 

30. Winthrop, April 26, 1771 

31. Belfast, June 22, 1773 

32. Waldoborough, June 29, 1773 

33. Edgecorab, March 5, 1774 

34. New Gloucester, Mar. 8, 1774 

35. Warren, Nor. 7, 1776 

36. Fryeburg, Jan. 11, 1777 

37. Thomaston, Mar. 20, 1777 

38. Coxhall, Mar. 11, 1778 
Lyman, 1803 

39. Gray, June 19, 1778 

40. Pittston, Feb. 4, 1779 

41. Bath, Feb. 17, 1781 

42. Machias, June 23, 1784 

43. Shapleigh, Mar. 5, 1785 






































Parsonsfleld, Mar. 9, 1785 
Standish, Nov. 30, 1785 
Portland, July 4, 1786 
Turner, Julv 7, 1786 
Union, Oct.' 20, 1786 
Penobscot, Feb. 23, 1787 
Limerick, Mar. 6, 1787 
Waterborough, Mar. 6, 1787 
Bowdoin, Mar. 21, 1788 
Orrington, Mar. 21, 1788 
Norridgewock, June 18, 1788 
Greene, June 18, 1788 
Fairfield, June 18, 1788 
Canaan, June 18, 1788 
Nobleborough, Nov. 20, 1788 
Sedgwick, Jan. 2, 1789 
Gushing, Jan. 28, 1789 
Islesborough, Jan. 28, 1789 
Blue Hill, Jan. 30, 1789 
Deer Isle, Jan. 30, 1789 
Freeport, Feb. 14, 1789 
Trenton, Feb. 16, 1789 
Gouldsborough,Feb. 16, 1789 
Sullivan, Feb. 16, 1789 
Mount Desert, Feb. 17, 1789 
Durham, Feb. 17, 1789 
Frankfort, June 25, 1789 
Vinal Haven, June 25, 1789 
Campden, Feb. 17, 1791 
Banscor, Feb. 25, 1791 
Readfield, Mar. 11, 1791 
Monmouth, Jan. 20, 1792 
Sidnev, Jan. 30, 1792 
Limington, Feb. 9, 1792 
Hebron, Mar. 6, 1792 
Buckstown, June 27, 1792 . 
Bucksport, June 12, 1817 
Mount Vernon, June 28, 1792 
Buckfield, Mar. 16, 1793 
Paris, June 20, 1793 
Farmington, Feb. 1, 1794 
Alfred, Feb. 4, 1794 
Bridgton, Feb. 7, 1794 
Prospect, Feb. 24, 1794 
Hampden, Feb. 24, 1794 
Newfield, Feb. 2G, 1794 
Cornish, Feb. 27,1794 


134 Incorporation of Towns in Maine Prior to 1820. 











New Sharon, June 20, 1794 
Dresden, June 25, 1794 

now Milford. 
Alna, Feb. 28, 1811 
Poland, Feb. 17, 1795 
Litchfield, Feb. 18, 1795 
Lewiston, Feb. 18, 1795 
Jay, Feb. 26, 1795 
Steuben, Feb. 27, 1795 
Fayette, Feb. 28, 1795 
Livermore, Feb. 28, 1795 
Starks, Feb. 28, 1795 
Clinton, Feb. 28, 1795 
Belgrade. Feb. 3, 1796 
Harlem, Feb. 8, 1796 
China, 1818 
Columbia, Feb. 8, 1796 
Castine, Feb. 10, 1796 
Northport, Feb. 13, 1796 
Eden, Feb. 22, 1796 
Bethel, June 10, 1796 

[To be 







Addison, Feb. 14, 1796 
Augusta, Feb. 20, 1796 
Waterford, Mar. 2, 1796 
Norway, Mar. 9, 1796 
Harrington, June 17, 1796 
Wayne, Feb. 12, 1798 
Otisfield, Feb. 19, 1798 
Eastport, Feb. 24, 1798 
Cornville, Feb. 24, 1798 
Phillipsburo:, Feb. 27, 1798 
Changed to Hollis, 1812 
Anson, Mar. 1, 1798 
Hartford, June 13, 1798 
Sumner, June 13, 1798 
Lisbon, June 22, 1799 
Rumford, Feb. 21, 1800 
Orland, Feb. 21, 1800 
Ellsworth, Feb. 26, 1800 
Lovell, Nov. 13, 1800 
Strong, Jan. 31, 1801 
Leeds, Feb. 16, 1801 

Ezekiel Avekill was a soldier in the Revolutionary War and 
"one of Washington's Body Guards," his grave stone states. He 
married in Alna, Priscilla Tuekerman, July 26, 1783. He died 
in Wiscasset Feb. 20, 1850, aged 95 years and 6 months. 

* * 

Town of Gushing : The inhabitants represented to the 
General Gourt in 1819 that previous to 1818 there never had been 
any list of voters made out for the choice of town officers and a 
Resolve was passed June 8, 1811, making valid all the doings of 
the town prior to that time. The town was incorporated Jan. 28, 

# * 

Joseph Buttekfield, a first settler in Milford, Me., was born 
in Tyngsborough, Mass., Mar. 2, 1764. He married Elizabeth, 
(laughter of Gol. Ebenezer Bancroft, 1785. He moved to Mil- 
ford, 1802, and is said to have built the first frame house in town 
He died May 15, 1847. He had no children. An adopted son 
John Butterrield, had a numerous family. 


William O'Brien, of Machias, married Mary Lincoln, of 
Hingham, Mass., Oct. 7, 1811. She died in Beverly, Mass., 
April 5, 1882, aged 95. 

Marriages from Lincoln County Records. 1?>5 



41 u 44 

44 4 i (4 

By Aaron Hinkley, Justice pads. 

1759, May 6, Nathaniel Pureuton to Priscilla Woodberey, both of 

17G0, April 15, Jonathan Norcross to Martha Springer. 

1761, July 7, Israel Crooker to Hannah McKenney. 

Sept. 15, Shubel Hinkley Junior of Georgetown to Mary Selve 
of Brunswick. 

Nov. 21, James Lamont of Georgetown to Mary Hunter of 

Dec. 8, Thomas Hinkley to Elizabeth Mitchel, both of George- 

1762, Jan'v 14, Abiezer Holbrook of Georgetown to Elizabeth Snow 

of Brunswick. 
Jan'y 26, Able Eaton of Georgetown to Sarah Brown of East- 
Feb'y 17, Samuel Colamar to Eunice Dean, both of Georgetown. 
May 3, Joshua Purenton to Martha Harden, 
April 22, James Purenton to Priscilla Harden " 
Nov. 29, Jesse Holbrook to Ruth Dyer 
Dee. 28, James Robertson to Alice Brown " " u 

1764, May 7, Timothy Blake to Prudence Webster " " " 

25, John Campble to Sarah Ring " " " 

June 20, John Foot to Anne Chapman " tc u 

July 12, Fredrick Bath to Mary Gould " " " 

Aug't 21, Samuel Colamar to Sarah Lamont " " " 

[All the above were returned from Georgetown.] 

By William Gushing, Justice of the Peace. 

17C0, Dec. 4, Richard Hiscock of a place called Walpole and Jane 

McFadden of Georgetown. 
Dec 4, James Springer Jun'r & Rachel Chapman, both of 

Dec. 11, John Dunton of Jerrymesquam Island, and Abigail 

Walker of Woolwich. 
Dec. 18, John Carlton and Jane Gilmore, both of Woolwich. 

By John Stinson, Justice of the Peace. 

1760, Dec 23, Nathaniel Gou and Hannah Trask of Pownalborough. 

1761, Nov. 3, William Silvester and Mary Low,, both of Georgetown. 

1762, Aug't 4, John Gray and Betty Boyinton, both of Pownalborough. 
Nov. 4, John Decker and Anna Bradbury,* 4 " " 

1763, March 18, John Swet and Jane Stinson, " " Georgetown. 
May 12, Jonathan Jones and Jennev Notir at Newcastle. 

1764, Feb'y 1, Charles Stockbridge Brooks of Georgetown and Han- 

nah Rowel of Woolwich. 

136 Marriages from Lincoln County Records. 

1765, Jan'y 1, Benjamin Sargant and Mary Sewel, both of George- 
Ebenezer Pattee and Mary Stinson, both of Georgetown. 

a. a a 

1766, Aug't 1, John Hall and Susanna Lunt, 

By William Lithgow, Justice of the Peace. 

1761, August 20, Michael Maharn of Fort Halifax and Unis Tarr of 


By Jonathan Bowman, Justo. ad pacem etc. 

1762, Dec. 18, Nicolas Kennedy to Catern Pearl, both of Townsend. 

By Joseph Patten, Justice of the Peace. 

1761, June 23, Josiah Clark and Sarah Winslow. 

Sept. 18, At Newcastle, Jacob Greeley and Mary Laiten. 
Nov. 17, Samuel Winslow of Harrington and Sarah Richards of 
Caleb Maddock and Martha Tibbetts. 
Oct. 16, Thomas Tobin and Susanna Hooper, both of Pemma- 
17G2, Feb'y 4, Thomas Ring of New Castle and Eunice Martin. 
March 15, James Wayland and Dorcas Blagdou. 
April 7, James Sproul and Mary Young. 

By Patrick Drummond, Just. Peace. 

1761, Feb'y 19, Patrick Work of Georgetown and Juda Ciff of Harps- 

Nov. 9, William Gatchel of Brunswick and Zeruiah Rideout of 

Dec. 3, Samuell Denny, Esq'r, and Caterrin Linsey, both of 

Dec. 8, Nicolas Rideout, Jun'r, and Sarah Oliver, both of 

Dec. 25, Benjamin Gatchel and Mary Day, both of Georgetown. 

Dec. 25, Stephen Chase and Hannah Blifith, both of George- 

By Samuell Denny, Justice Peace. 

1761, March 12, Jacob Parker and Tsabellah McCobb, both of George- 

April 2, John Heal and Rachel Brooks, both of Georgetown. 
August — , Abraham Nason and Anna Errils, both of Pownal- 

June 18, Eiathan Ramant and Dorothy Talaser, both of a place 

called Abedegosit near Georgetown. 
July 16, Joseph Burns of Broad Bay so called, and Mary Bogs 

of Pemmaquid so called . 
Nov. 19, Samuel Parsons of Gasper and Isabella Rodgers of 


1762, Jan'y 5, James Drummond, Jun'r, and Hannah Snipe, both of 


Marriages from Lincoln County Records. 137 

1762, Feb'y 11, Alexander Drummond and Jane Drummond, both of 


Feb'y 15, Samuel Hall and Grace Oliver, both of Georgetown. 

April 15, Nicholas Rideout and Sarah Wallis, both of George- 

Nov. 23. John Wheeler of Gloster and Elizabeth Knights of 


Dec. 24, John Hasev from Great Britain and Mehetable Tral of 

1763, Jan'y 21, David Curtis of Harpswell and Hannah Blethen of 


March 2, William Sprage and Meriam Blethen, both of George- 

March 10, Nathaniel Springer and Sarah Hodgkius, both of 

March 18, John Swet and Jane Stinson, both of Georgetown. 

May 12, William Marshal and Eleanor Trafton, both of George- 

May 24, Robert Poor, Jun'r, and Abagail Grant, both of 

July 11, John Briant and Hannah Hilton, both of Pownal- 

July 21, David Leason and Abagail Springer, both of George- 

1764, Feb'y 31, Henry Sowell and Mary Stinson, both of Georgetown. 
April 17, Doneld McDoneld, a residenter in Georgetown, and 

Bety Tarr of said town. 

May 10, Solomon Bran and Hannah Whittum of a place called 
Jerremysquam near to Georgetown. 

June 1, Shemuel Hodgkins and Elizabeth Goodell, both of 

June 27, Richard Greeno and Mary Grover, both of Georgetown. 

July 12, Jacob Day and Bethana Blifith, both of Georgetown. 

Aug. 29, John Mathes and Jane Bareto, both of Townsend. 

Sept. 20, Michael McMahurne and Thankful Horton, both of 

Oct. 31, Benjamin Pattee and Elizabeth Linsey, both of George- 

Nov. 28, Patrick AVork and Mary Leneken, both of a place 
called Townsend. 

1765, Jan'y 4, James Clark of a place called Harrington and Mary 

Moulton, a residenter in Georgetown. 
Jan'y 17, Brooks McKenney and Abagail Heal, both of George- 
Jan'y 24, Nathaniel Wvman and Martha Campbell, both of 

June 13, Jordan Parker and Mary Rodgers, both of Georgetown. 
1765, July — , Benjamin Whittum and Patience Whittum, both of 

1767, April 21 , John Coudan and Catherine Roak, both of Georgetown. 

138 Marriages from Lincoln County Records. 

By John Kingsbury, Just, of ye Peace. 

1763, Oct. 25, John Hues and Elizabeth Kingsbury, both of Pownal- 

Dec. 8, Thomas Jackson and Elizabeth Kincade, both of Pow- 

Dec. 8, Israel Averell of Pownalborough and Mary Hilton of a 

olace called Broad Cove. 

1764, Jan'y 4, James Carter and Lydia Day. (Newcastle.) 

12, Benjamin Averell and Mary Hunter, both of Pownal- 

16, Alexander Grav and Abithal Youn^, both of Pownal- 

19, John Honewell and Jane Jeleson, both of Pownal- 
March 8, Stephen Whitehouse and Sarah Jones. (Newcastle.) 

By Thomas Rice, Justo. ad pacem etc. 

1764, Nov. 29, James Cromet and Abagail Pinkham, both of a place 

called Town send. 

1765, Feb'y 15, Thos. Kelley and Abagail Cromet, both of a place 

called Townsend. 
March 27, William Kelsey and Abagail Wentworth, both of a 

place called Walpole. 
April 10, Paul Twamley and Mercy Goudy, both of a place 

called Harrington. 
April 11, Amos Goudey and Sarah Clark, both of a place called 

May 16, Benjamin Laiten and Jane Webber, both of a place 

called Freetown. 
May 27, Ebenezer Morton i Jun'r, and Rachel Bradford, both of 

a place called Medumcook. 
July 26, Thos. Johnson of a place called Broad Cove and Ann 

Sproul of a place called Harrington. 

1766, March 4, Ichabod Pinkham and Mary Catlin, both of Boothbay. 
May 22, Henry Colby of a place called Freetown and Mary 

Heriden of Jerymesquam Island. 
July 9, John Ally, Jun'r, and Chana Repley, both of Boothbay. 

1767, July 30, Joseph Crommett of Boothbay and Mary Rines of Jer- 

rymesquam Island. 

By the Rev'd Mr. Ezekiel Emerson. 

1765, Aug't 12, Robert Hood of Georgetown and Sarah Williamson 

Rowel of Pownalborough. 

Nov. 1, James Jewel and Susannah Bracket, both of George- 

Dec. 17, James Coliard and Mary Morel, both of Georgetown. 

1766, Jan'y 8. Timothy Batcheldor and Mary Hinkley, both of 

March 5, William Shauan and Mary Ren, both of Georgetown. 
June 10, David Pattee and Lucy Colins, 

^ 1 1 

Marriages from Lincoln County Records. 139 

1766, Aug't 14, John Todd and Mary Campbell, both of Georgetown. 
Sept. 25, Benjamin Oliver and Catherine Crateley, both of 

Dec. 2b, David Ring and Kitte Patrage, both of Georgetown. 

4, Robert White of Woolwich and Susannah Sewel of 

1767, Jan'y 22, John Putman and Elizabeth Grover, both of George- 


By David Fales, Just, jmcis. 

1767, July 14, William Bogs and Mary Wiley, both of a place called 

St. Georges. 
Sept. 14, John Lindsey and Susannah Robinson, both of a place 

called the Fox Islands. 
Nov. 3, William Robinson and Rebecca Minott, both of a place 

called St. Georges. 
Dec. 10, Charles Greenlaw of a place called Deer Island and 

Mercy Jameson of a place called St. Georges. 
Dec. 10, Elijah Cook and Ruby Adams, both of a place called 

Dec. 17, John Peirce and Mary James, both of a place called 

Dec. 29, Amos Clark and Anna Moore, both of a place called 

St. Georges. 

1768, Jan'y 5, Waldo Henderson and Margaret Carney, both of a 

place called St. Georges. 
Jan'y 28, David Patterson and Anna James, both of a place 

called St. Georges. 
Jan'y 29, Joseph Copeland and Sarah Melony, both of a place 

called St. Georges. 
Sept. 20, Jacob Rorninger and Barbara Seidlinger, both of a 

place called Broad Bay. 
Oct. 27, Thomas Rivers and Sarah Forgerty, both of a place 

called St. Georges. 
Nov. 3, James Baker of Duxborough and Sela Adams of a place 

called Medumeook. 

1769, Jan'y 12, Andrew King Johnson and Margaret Johnson, both of 

a place called Medumeook. 
Feb'y 9, Robert Jameson and Deborah Morton, both of a place 

called Medumeook. 
April 6, John Pell and Sarah Crocket, both of a place called St. 

Aug't 17, William Jame3, jun'r, of St. Georges and Sarah Jame- 
son of Medumeook. 
Aug't 31, Richard Young and Jane McCarter, both of a place 

called St. Georges. 
Nov. 21, Reuben Hall and Margaret Patterson, both of St. 

Dec. 15, John Kelsey and Abagail Crockit, both of a place 

called the Fox Islands. 

140 Marriages from Lincoln County Records. 

1769, Dec. 19, David Creighton and Mary Gamble, both of St. Georges. 
Dec. 28, Nathan Johnson and Mary Condon, both of a place 

called Medumcook. 

1770, March 1, Thomas Sally and Lucy Breeding, both of St. Georges. 
Sept. 4, Nathan Bucklin and Margaret Gamble, both of St. 

Octo. 25, Alexander Lermond and Elizabeth Piercy, both of 
St. Georges. 

1771, Jan'y 24, Joshua Morton and Mercy Howard, both of a place 

called Meduncook. 
April 29, Dennis Forgerty and Mary River, both of St. Georges. 
July 8, John Lermond and Elizabeth Lamb, both of St. Georges. 
July 16, Hugh Kelsey of a place called the Fox Islands and Lois 

Robins of St. George. 
Aug't 30, Thomas Keff of a place called Misqueter harbour and 

Abigail Alley of Boothbay. 
Octo. 30, James Fales and Sybel Robins, both of St. Georges. 

1772, May 27, John McKellar and Martha McCarter, both of St. 

June 4, John Brison and Ruth Spafford, both of St. Georges. 
Aug't 4, John Bowler and Anna Clark, both of St. Georges. 
Sept. 22, Gilbert Hall and Martha Hathorne, both of St. Georges. 
Octo. 7, Justus Fames and Judeth Arey, both of a place called 

the P'ox Islands. 
• Dec. 9, Zebulon Howland and Margaret Crocket, both of a 

place called the Fox Islands. 
Dec. 9, William Heard and Abagail Kelsey, both of a place 

called the Fox Islands. 
Dec. 10, Anthony Dyer and Susannah Kent, both of a place 

called the Fox Islands. 
Stephen Carver and Deborah Kent, both of a place called the 

Fox Islands. 
Dec. 22, Samuel Watt and Mary Robinson, both of St. Georges. 

1773, March 18, John Cox and Catharine Jameson, both of St. Georges. 
April 7, George Miner and Anna Chesebrough, both of a place 

called Long Island. 
April 10, Richard Webber and Mary Wescott, both of a place 

called Cambden. 
April 19, Jonathan Lamson and Mary Groos, both of a place 

called Cambden. 
April '26^ Joshua Bradford and Martha Jameson, both of a place 

called Medumcook. 
July 2, Jonathan Pendleton of a place called Long Island and 

Jane Mclntyre of St. Georges. 
Sept. 14, Benjamin Dyer and Ruth Eames, both of a place 

called the Fox Islands. 
Nov. 24, Joseph York of Falmouth and Jane Gilchrist of St. 

Dec. 3i, William Montgomery and Abigail Crane, both of St. 


Marriages from Lincoln County Records. 141 

1774, Jan'y 3, John Demoiss, jun., and Ilepzibah Gay, both of a 

place called Medumcook. 
Jan'y 6, John Bridges and Sarah Eastman, both of St. Georgese 
Jan'y 20, Joseph Bradford and Abigail Sterling, both of a plac. 

called Medumcook. 
May 6, Isaiah Tolmau, jun., of St. Georges and Elizabeth 

Gregory of a place called Camden. 
May 31, Stephen Peabody and Margaret Locke, both of St. 


By the Rev'd Josiah Winship. 

1765, Aug't 26, Abraham Preble and Elizabeth Welch, both of Bow- 

1767, Feb'y 5, Andrew McFaden of Georgetown Jun'r, and Lucy 

Thomas of Jerry mesquam. 
1776, July 16, Elisha Grant and Lvdia Gould. 

Aug't 15, Ebenezer Preble and Martha Smith. 

Sept. 5, Timo. Dunton, jun.. and Nancy Smith. 

Nov. 7, John Gould and Beal Gray. 

Nov. 13, Jona. Eames, jun'r, and Thankful Young. 

Last five returned from Woolwich. 

By Jxo. Murray, V. D. M. 

1767, June 2, John Blake and Anna Robinson. 
July 23, William Burns and Elizabeth Young. 
Aug't 18, Eleazer Sharman and Lvdia Kelley. 
Sept. 7, Noah Cross and Abigail Hammock, 
Oc*o. 1, Samuel Pease and Elizabeth Thompson. 

1768, Jan'y 21, Patrick McKown and Margaret Fullerton. 
April 8, Faithful Singer and Susannah Knights. 

By Abraham Preble, Justice of ye Peace. 

1769, June 15, Benjamin Tibbetts of Bowdoinham to Hannah Stock- 

man of Topsham. 

1770, Jan'y 18, Robert Clerk to Eleanor Ingram, both of Topsham. 
Jan'y 25, Joseph Foster to Jane Reed. 

1771, Jan'y 17, Robert Gower to Mary Henry. 
July 29, John Rogers to Jane Potter. 
Aug't 8, John Given to Mary Winchell. 

Octo. 21, Samuel Dean of Woolwich to Sarah Branch of Bow- 

Nov. 19, George White to Lucy Thorne. 

1772, June 9, Jacob Fought of Vassalborough to Hannah Sedgley of 

Sept. 5, Jonathan Bryant to Marthy Goodwin, both of Bow- 

1773, March 20, Joseph Golusha to Pbebe Jelison, both of Bowdoinham. 
May 27, Zebulon Preble to Lois Temple, both of Bowdoinham. 
Nov. 18, John Small of Topsham to Hannah Preble of Bow- 

142 Marriages from Lincoln County Records. 



1774, Feb'y 23, At Gardiners-town, Capt. Samuel Oakman, Residenter 

at a Place called Gardiners-town. but without the bounds of 
any Town, to Hannah Agray of the same Place. 

1775, Feb'y 16, at Topsham, Arthur Hunter to Sarah Winchei, both 

of Topsham. 
June 12, Capt'n Thomas Harwood of Brunswick to Hannah 

Patten of Bowdoinham. 
Aug't 24, Daniel Sergent of Bowdoinham to Sarah Perkins of 

Sept. 14, Elisha Prat of Kenebeck River, but without the 

Bounds of any Town, to Esther Jelison of Bowdoinham. 

1776, Feb'y 15, James Henry to Mercy Bevrige. 
June 18, John Sanford to Mary Wilson. 

By James Howard, Esq. 

1771, May 29, "Reuben Fairfield and Abagail Tozar, both of Winslow. 
Aug't 29, Timothy Foster and Abagail Allen, both of Winthrop. 
Sept. 18, Mr. McCarty and Mrs. Dailey, both of 

Gardinerstown. | 

Octo. 10, Samuel Gatchel and Ruth Reed, both of Vassalboro\ 
Nov. 21, David Wall and Hannah Turner, both of Hallowell. 

George Fitzgerald and Eleanor Chase, both of Hallowell. 

1772, Jan'y 9, Collings Moore of Vassalborough and Sarah Tozer of 

May 11, Seth Greele and Mary Wright. 
June 13, Philip Snow and Abagail Townsend. 
Nov. 12, Charles Stewart and Abagail Fairfield. 
Nov. 26, Moses Hastings and Hannah Marsh. 
Dec. 8, Jabez Lewis and Elizabeth Gatchel. 

Nathan'l Spencer and Bridget Simson. 
Dec. 9, James Withrow and Mary Bennet. 

1773, Jan'y 26, John Gray and Sarah Blanchard. 
Feb'y 15, David Clark and Sarah Taylor. 
Feb'y 26, Ephraim Wilson and Eunice Spencer. 
March 9, Nath'l Evings and Hannah Hastings. 
March 10, Joseph Stevens and Abagail Blanchard. 
May 23, Benj'n Dayer and Jemima Blake. 

By Me. Francis Winter, Minister. 

1771, Jan'y 24, John Robinson and Hannah Lemont. 
Feb'y 4, John Berry and Rhodias Mitchell. 
Sept. 26, Edw'd Morss and Sarah Combs. 
Oct'r 3, William Swanton and Eliz'th Donell. 
April 11, John Woodard and Mary Hodgkins. 

1772, April 21, John Foot and Martha Purington. 
May 17, James Ovvings and Lowes Page. 
July 3, Ralph Cheney and Lydea Grover. 
Nov. 1, John Andros and Deborah Sargent. 
Dec. 30, Ephraim Fitts and Sally Lowall. 

Marriages from Lincoln County Records. 148 

1773, Jan'y 20, Lemuel Standish and Rachel Jacksou. 
June 10, James Crawford and Huldah Thompson. 
Aug't 2G, Eben'r Combes and Abigail Thompson. 
Sept. 1, Stephen Morss and Abigail Dounell. 
Nov. 23, Sam'l Berry and Ruth Lambard. 

Dec. 2, Thos. Lemont and Lucy Mitchell. 

Benj'n Uonnel jun'r and Eliz'th Todd. 
Dec. 16, Francis Burnham and Eliz'th Ring. 
Dec. 30, John Donnell and Sarah Philbrook. 

1774, Jan'y 3, Rich'd Keaton and Meriam Bridges. 
March 3, Nath'l Donnell and Susannah Sargent. 

The last twentv-one were returned from Georgetown. 

Marriages Solemnized by Ezekiel Pattee, Esq., in "Winslow. 

1773, Nov. 2, Laurence Costagan to Elizabeth Lowe. 
Nov. 13, Oliver Wilson to Sarah Haywood. 

1774, Jan'y 19, John Fergusson to Mary Philbrook. 
May 15, Amanuel Smith to Sarah Raymond. 
June 2, Sampson Doe to Sarah Reed. 

July 24, Jonathan Priest to Joanna Couch. 
Octo. 5, James Wargh to Bathsheba Fairfield. 
Octo. 14, Morris Fling to Esther Parker. 
Nov. 9, Nathaniel Doe to Molly Fairfield. 

Thomas Pilsbury to Elizabeth Doe. 
Nov. 27, Joshua Davis to Betty Parker. 

1775, Aug't 24, Edward Blanchard to Elizabeth Smith. 
Sept. 19, Ebenezer Moores to Sarah Moores. 

1776, Jan'y 18, Thomas Gulliver to Patience Tozer. 

20, William Huston to Sybil Heald, 

By Obed Hussey, Esq. 
1773, Aug't 15, Oliver Allen and Levina Hopkins. 

By James McCobb, J's Peace. 
1773, April 14, Sam'l Todd and Mary Porterfield, both of Georgetown. 

By Nath'l Thwing, Esq'r. 
1777, May 15, James Perry and Susannah Gorham (W r oolwich). 

The Bangor House in London, Eng : — In "The Highway of 
Letters, by Thomas Archer," 1893, mention is made of the 
"Bangor House," in Shoe Lane, London, named after the house 
of the Bishop of Bangor, who had a town residence there till the 
time of Charles I. It w*as in existence during the last century. — 
Joseph Williamson. 

144 Old Totcn Village, 1824. 



Up to and including 1824 there were but nine dwelling houses 
within the limits of Old Town village, which included lots number 
twelve to eighteen bv Holland's survey, and according to the best 
information now attainable they were erected in the following 
order : 

1. Richard Winslow built the first house in 1798 for the use 
of his mill. The house now stauds on the corner of Wood and 
Main streets, and is now owned by the "Bodwell Water Power 

2. William Dall built the second house in 1800, for the use of 
his mill at 4t Lower Old Town." It was torn down about 1860. 

3. Jackson Davis then built a house next north of the "Wad- 
leigh House" lot, which was moved away after the Wadleigh 
House was erected, and ultimately burned. 

4. Abram Smith built a house as early as 1816, which was 
occupied as a public house, and for years was known as the 
"Green Tavern," owing to the color of the paint. It is now 
owned by E. A. Pond. 

5. Abner Dearborn built a house in 1820 in connection with 
his tannery, which is now known as the •■« Old Town Exchange" 
and is the property of the Bowdell Water Power Company. 

6. Daniel Davis built a house in 1822 on the corner of Bruns- 
wick and Davis streets. It is still owned by his descendants. 

7. Richard H. Bartlet built the house in 1823 on the corner 
of Brunswick and Davis streets ; now owned by Hiram Smith. 

8. Ira and Jesse Wadleigh built a house in 1823, which 
became famous all over the country as the " Wadleigh House. " 
It was destroyed by fire in 1874. 

9. Thomas Bartlett built a house in 1824, which he occupied 
as long as he lived, and which is now owned and occupied by 
E. W. Conant. 

10. The school district erected a school house in 1824 on the 
west side of Main street. It was known and became famous in 
after years as the " Old Cradle of Liberty. " It went out of use 
after 1849. 

Robert McGlaihery of Bristol, Me. 145 


Came from Belfast, Ireland, prior to 1752, and settled at New 
Harbor, Bristol. He was a petitioner for a new county 1752. 
He married Polly Dobbin ( r). He died 1768. Sou Alexander 
was executor of his will Jan. 10, 17G9 ; son William was 
appointed guardian of Sarah and Margaret, minor daughters. 
His descendants in female lines on Penobscot Bay and River are 
numerous and respectable ; none more so. Children were : 

i. Jane, m. Joseph Eaton of Bristol, Feb. 28, 1769. Children : 

1. William Eaton. 

2. Joseph Eaton. 

3. Abigail Eaton. 

ii. William, of Bristol, Camden and Frankfort. 

iii. Alexander. Died at Pemaquid. 

iv. John; m. Little and lived at Newcastle. 

v. Sally; in. Nathaniel Palmer of Bristol, published in Thomaston May 
15, 17SS. as "both of Camden." 

vi. Peggy; m. Samuel Jacobs of Camden, pub. in Thomaston Mar. 17, 
17SH — his second wife. He was the first Representative to the Gen- 
eral Court from Camden. He died Sept. 5, 1809. Children: 

1. Fred Jacobs; married Julia rushing and settled in Limerick; 

returned to Camden and died 1S34, aged 39. 

2. Samuel .Jacobs, of Camden; lawyer, unmarried. 

3. Bela Jacobs, of Camden. 

4. Caroline Jacobs; m. Doctor J. H. E?tabrook of Camden, 1S23. 

He giad. W.C. 1818. settled in Camden 1821. He was Pres- 
ident of the Maine Medical Society. 19 children. 


Of Bristol, Camden and Frankfort, son of Robert, born in Bel- 
fast, Ireland, about 1748, and came to this country about 1750 
with his father and settled at New Harbor, Bristol. He was a 
man of great business capacity, merchant, mariner and fisherman. 
As a matter of fact in his time he was the most enterprising man 
in Bristol. He married Elizabeth Stinson of Rutherford's Island. 
He owned much real estate in Penobscot Bay. 

"William McGlathery of Bristol, sold John Gilkey of Bristol, 
his interest or land situated and lying on Long Island (now Isles- 
borough) in Penobscot Bay; 100 acres with dwelling house 
standing thereon ; said tract of land lying on that part of the 
Island called Oak Point, Feb. 14, 1778." — Hancock Records, vol. 
V, p. 228. 

During the Revolutionary war he and bis vessel were captured 
by a British cruiser, and on the way to Halifax the captain of the 

146 Robert McGlathery of Bristol* Me. 

cruiser allowed him to act as pilot along the coast when he run 
into Machias Bay and there re-captured his vessel and returned 
to Bristol. He sold out in Bristol and moved to Camden 1790- 
91. He was the principal citizen and selectman there for several 
vears. He sold out in Camden* to John Pendleton of Isleshoro, 
Dec. 15, 1797, for $1,297.00; wife Elizabeth signed the deed. 

He bought as of Camden, Nov. 16, 1796, of John Cunningham 
of New Castle, J acre of land in Frankfort, the other h owned 
by Enoch Kingsbury, who owned J of saw mill at Northern 
Stream at " Marshbee Bay." * 

Also of John Cunningham 100 acres of land bounded ( ?) by 
ten associates ; southerly by Ebenezer Blaisdell ; westerly by 

* 1/1/ -*«/*/ 

John Mclntire ; northerly by Enoch Sampson, and otherwise on 
the river, Nov. 16, 1796.f 

Also from same i of saw mill on the easterly side of Northern 
Stream on " Marshbee Bay, " Nov. 16, 1796.* 

Mrs. Elizabeth McGlathery died July 21, 1819, aired 67. He 
died 1834, asred 85. Children, whose descendants in female lines 
are numerous and respectable : 

i. John, m. Nancy Little of Newcastle, of James. She b. Aug. 26, 1789. 
Lived in Frankfort. 

ii. Charles. He was a petitioner for a military company at Frankfort, 

iii. Betsey, m. Davis of Frankfort (?) 

iv. Alexander. Petitioner for military company. 1807. 

v. Patty or Martha, m. John Pendleton of Islesborough, about 1S02-3. 
She died 1S09. Four children: Martha; Harriet, who m. John Far- 
row, Jr.. parents of John Pendleton Farrar. the historian of Isles- 
borough; John. Jr., and Artemisa, who m. Phillip Gilkey of Isles- 
borough, Belfast and Searsport. All have numerous descendants. 

Holmes' Bay, Machiasport. The first house built at the Bay 
was built in 1784, about 110 years ago, by Jonathan Aekley. It 
is a small old-fashioned style house situated on Enoch's hill, over- 
looking the bay and surrounding country, and has always been 
occupied by descendants of the family, the present occupants 
being the grandson, Enoch and Hannah Aekley and their family. 
— Machias Union. 

* Hancock Records, vol. 8, p. 279. 

t Hancock Records, vol. 4, pages 432-133-435. 

The Abenaquis Indians. 147 


As to the earlv Indian tribe which dominated Maine and Nova 
Scotia and its name, there is a great diversity of opinion among 
historical writers. It must be considered as settled that the 
Abenaquis, otherwise Abenakies, Abenaques, Abenakis, Abenaki 
or Abnaki was the most ancient tribe. 

I. Fr. Eugene Vetromile,* for years a Catholic priest at Old 
Town and a learned man in the Indian languages, says in sub- 
stance : That the Abnakis never acknowledged anv ancestral 
tribe, which is a proof of their antiquity. * * * The word 
Abnaki meant People of the East, and is spelled in the most 
ancient manuscrips, Abenaquis, Abenaquois, and Nabanki, which 
means, our ancestors of the East. 

II. Frederick Kidderf says all the tribes in Maine, New 
Hampshire and Nova Scotia were embraced under the name Abe- 

III. Enoch Liucoln,f Governor of Maine, gave much time 
and study to the Indians of Maine. He says the Penobscot and 
Passamaquoddy Indians use the Abenaquis dialect. 

IV. Baron LaHontan,]: an old writer, says: " The Abnakis 
Tribe is at the head of the tribes inhabiting Nova Scotia and that 
the quality of being a classic language belongs to them and not to 
the Algonquin Tribe, which is a small, miserable and wandering 

V. Fr. Sebastian Rasles, Catholic Priest at Norridgewock a 
great many years and who was killed there by the Colonial troops 
iu 1724, called the Indians there the Abnakis. 

VI. Bishop Fenwick§ of Boston, in his address, August 23, 
1833, at the dedication of the monument erected in memory of 
Fr. Rasles at Norridgewock, said that Fr. Rasles was a missionary 
to the " Abenaquis" for 34 years. 

♦Me. His. Col., Vol. vii., p. 340, and Vol. vi., page 207. 

t Me. His. Soc. Collections. 

t American Philosophical Society; Transactions. Philadelphia, Vol. I. 

§ History of Norridgewock, Me. 

148 The Abenaquis Indians. 

VII. The Very Rev. M. C. O'Brien of Bangor, who is prob- 
ably the best French-Indian scholar in this state, says Abenaquis 
is the French and Abenaki the English of the name. That is the 
whole storv. 

VIII. Judge John E. Godfrey* of Bangor, a great French 
and Indian student, says : " The Penobscot Indians were a clan 
of the Abenakis Tribe." 

IX. Pierre Charlevoix, Catholic missionary in the 17th cen- 
tury, names the eastern Indians " Abenaques among whom were 
some Algonquins. " 

X. Gov. William D. Williamsonf says the " Abenaques were 
the natives who lived between Penobscot and York." [Anciently 
Penobscot reached as far east as Mt. Desert.] 

XI. General James Sullivan, 1795, J says " the Indians west 
of Sagadahoc were the Abenaquis, and to the eastward Etche- 
mins. " 

XII. William Willis* names them Abenaki and Abenaquies, 
and says they lived between the Penobscot and the Piscataquis 

XIII. Rev. J. W. Hanson§ names them Abenakies, Abena- 
ques and Abnakis, and says they occupied the present limits of 

XIV. John G. Shea|| names them Abenakis or Tarentines. 

XV. Gov. Thomas Hutchinson of Massachusetts, 1760, Abbe 
Raynal, Francis Parkman, Gov. Vaudreil^F of Quebec, Gov. Shute 
of Massachusetts, 1722, J. Hammond Trumbull** of Hartford, 
Conn., the eminent Indian historian, James P. Baxter of Port- 
land, all name them Abenakis. 

XVI. C. E. Potterf f of Manchester, X. H., a gentleman who 
has devoted much time to Indian lore, names them Abnaquies. 

* Me. His. Soc. Collections. 

t Williamson's History of Maine, vol. 1. 

X Hist. History of Maine, page 88. 

$ History of Gardiner, Me. 

|| Catholic Church in America. 

TI Me. Hist. Collections, vol. 1890, page 376. 

** History of Augusta, page 453. 

ft Me. Hist. Soc, vol. 4, page 190. 

Old Town Villaoe— Marsh Island. 149 


John Marsh from Mention, Mass., a soldier in the French War 
and also of the Revolutionary War, settled on Arumsunkhungan 
Island in November, 1777. July 8, 1783, he bought the whole 
island of the Indians for thirty bushels of good corn. His deed 
was witnessed by Jeremiah Colburn, another ancient settler and 
a man of integrity. The sale was not satisfactory to the tribe 
and the chiefs met at the house of Major Robert Treat in what is 
now Bansfor and ratified the sale. 

October 20, 1793, Mr. Marsh sent a petition to the General 
Court and asked that his purchase be confirmed to him. Mr. 
Marsh had been a valuable man in the Revolutionarv War as an 
Indian interpreter and otherwise was of service. Land was 
cheap and the Court was well disposed toward old soldiers and 
the island was granted to him as follows : 

" Resolve granting an Island in Maine to John Marsh, passed June 24, 

"On the Petition of John Marsh, of Marsh Island, in the County of 
Hancock, praying for compensation of said Island ; Resolved, that all 
the right, title, interest, claim and estate which this commonwealth now 
have in and to the island aforesaid, encompassed by Penobscot River 
and its branches, near Indian Old Town, being the same island on which 
the said John Marsh now dwells, which contains about two thousand 
acres, be the same more or less, be and hereby is remised, released and 
forever quit claimed to the said John Marsh and to his heirs and assigns 
forever. " 

Deeds. I. 

John Marsh of Marsh Island sold Doctor Elihu Dwight of South 
Hadley, Mass., June 4, 1796, for $1,100, "Part of the land I now live 
on beginning and bounding as follows : at a stake and stone on the east 
side of the Marsh Island and the most northerly part of the land which 
I now improve ; then run a due west line across said Island to the 
river: thence northwesterlv on the bank of the river to the most north- 
wardly part of said Island ; thence southwardly as the river runs on the 
east side of said Island to the first mentioned bounds." Wife Sarah 
signed the deed.* — Hancock Records, vol. 4, p. 112. 

* Doctor Dwight immediately employed Park Holland of Belehertown, a famous 
surveyor, to lot out his purchase. Holland was a representative to General Court 
1796-97-98 and other years. He settled in Eddington 1S01 ; moved to Orono about 1824, 
and to Bangor 1842, where he died May 21, 1814. There was probably some business 
relations between Marsh and Holland and Dwight which are not recorded. 


150 Old Toivn Tillage — Marsh Island. 


Doctor Elihu D wight sold Park Holland " for good causes and good 
considerations" Lots No. 9, 10, 13, 14, 21, 22; Holland's survey on 
the east side of Marsh Island. July 28, 1797. 

. — Hancock Records , vol. 9, p. 294. 


Doctor E. Dwight sold Seth Wright of Boston for $320 lots No. 11, 
12, 19 and 20 on east side of Marsh Island, being part of the land 
bought of John Marsh (in June, 1796.) July 8, 1797. 

— Hancock Records, vol. 5, p. 306. 


Park Holland sold Win. Dall of Boston the Lots* he had of Elihu 
Dwight on the east side of Marsh Island by deed the present month. 
Aug. 16, 1797. — Hancock Records, vol. 5, p. 308. 


Seth Wright of Boston sold Nathan Winslow of Falmouth, Lot on 
East side of Marsh Island No. 18, f 96 acres for 8100. Sept. 7, 1802. 

— Hancock Records, vol. 13, p. 366. 


William Dall sold Joseph Treat and Daniel Webster k of lot No. 14 
East side of Marsh Island for §427. The whole lot contained 122 
acres. May 15, 1804. — Hancock Records, vol. 15, p. 358. 


Seth Wright sold Nathan AVinslow of Falmouth, lot No. 17 I], side 
Marsh Island off against Indian Old Town, 123 acres and 120 rods. 
Sept. 12, 1804. — Hancock Records, vol. 17, p. 29. 


William Dall sold Treat & Webster I of lots No. 13 and 14 E. side 
of Marsh Island, also § of saw mill. They mortgage back to Dall. 
May 3, 1806. — -Hancock Records, vol. 19, p. 216. 


Nathan Winslow of Falmouth sold Jackson Davis, Merchant of Port- 
land, land on Marsh Island nearly opposite Indian Old Town ; begin- 
ning at the S W corner of lot No. 17; thence north northerly by the 
W line of lot No. 17 forty-four rods; thence easterly or east parallel 
with the south line of said lot until it comes within 37 rods of the bank 

* The second saw mills were built about 1^00-0"2 on a dam from the foot of Treat and 
"Webster's Island t<> the main shore, on Lot No. 14, ju^t below the M. C. R. R. station 
at O d Town. This mill was built by William Dall, Joseph Treat and Webster. 

t Lots 17 and 18 were where the first saw mills were built on Old Town Upper Falls 
by Richard Window, son of Nathan Winslow, in 1798, so David Norton, the historian 
of Old Town, says. I find no deed on record to Richard Winslow prior to 1S07, and 
conclude that he must hav* built the mills on his father's land. He appears to have 
been the t)v>t real settler. He was Ju>tice of the Peace for the town of Orono 1806, and 
Superintending School Committee Ib07-lb08, and about this time moved to Wet>tbrook. 

Old Town Village — Marsh Island, 151 

of Penobscot River on an E course ; thence S E 15s rods ; thence N E 
to said river : thence bv said river to the S E corner of No. 17 ; thence 
westerly or W bv the southerly line of said lot to first bounds, with the 
dwelling; house and other buildings thereon together with 2 of all the 
mill privileges fronting and adjoining lot 17 and also 2 of all privileges 
fronting and adjoining lot No. IS which lies up river. [See deed and 
mortgage from Richard Winslow to Jackson Davis for description of 
road &e.] 

Consideration S5500. Mar. 23, 1807. — Hancock Bee. vol, 21, p. 130. 


Richard Winslow* of Oronof mortgaged to Jackson Davis, of Port- 
land, merchant: Land in Orono on Marsh Island for 82417.71c. whole 
of lot No. 18 and part of No. 17 on the easterly side of the Island; 
beginning at the NW corner of lot No. 18; thence south or southerly 
on the W end of said lot No. 18, and lot No. 17, fifty-six rods to the 
NW corner of a lot of land which the said Jackson Davis this day pur- 
chased of my father, Nathan Winslow ; thence easterly adjoining said 
Jackson's land to Penobscot River ; thence N westerly adjoining the 
river to the Northeasterly corner of lot No. 18 ; thence W or westerly 
on the N line of lot No. 18 to the first bounds, with the dwelling house 
and other buildings thereon standing, together with 2 of all mill privi- 
leges fronting and adjoining lot No. 18 ; and also 2 of mill privileges 
fronting and adjoining lot No. 17 which lies down river and southerly 
of lot No. 18 together with 2 of all the mills, brows and dams standing 
thereon, and all manner of privileges and appurtenances * * * ; 
the same to be used in common with owners of lot 17 ; reserving a road 
seven rods wide adjoining the river from the SE corner of said lot No. 
17 to the Bunch of Elm Trees standing at the Head of the Falls ; from 
thence to continue four rods wide adjoining the river to the north east- 
erly corner of lot 18, said road or passage w r ay at all times hereafter to 
be kept open for the use of the mills which now are or hereafter may be 
erected ou the privileges fronting on said lots ; being the same premises 
I have this day purchased of my father, Nathan Winslow. 

March 23, 1807. 
John Taber. 
Stephen Longfellow, Jr. — Hancock Rec vol. 21, p. 127. 


Jackson Davis of Portland mortgaged estate he bought of Nathan 
Winslow Mar. 23, 1807, to John and Daniel Taber of Portland, Mer- 
chants, for 83930. March 24, 1807. 

Wife Lydia signed the deed. — Hancock Bee. vol. 21, p. 131. 


Jackson Davis of Portland mortgaged same estate to Daniel Tucker, 
Mill property, &c, for $785. Mar. 23, 1807. 

— Hancock Rec. vol. 21, p. 135. 

* This is the fir^t deed on the Records whore Richard TVinslow's name appears. 

t Orono was incorporated Mar. 12, 1S06, and then ineluded the whole of Marsh Island 
until Mar. 16, 1840, when Old Town was incorporated. 

152 Old Town Village — Marsh Island. 


Jackson Davis mortsfaved to Lemuel Weeks same Estate for $785. 
Mar. 23, 1807, Hancock Bee. vol. 21, p. 136. 


Jackson Davis assigns to Nathan Winslow of Falmouth lands and 
mills mortgaged to him by Richard Winslow for 82,917.65. April 16, 
1810. — Hancock Records, vol. 29, p. 175. 


Nathan Winslow of Falmouth appoints James Webster, Attorney, to 
act in a certain mortgage deed from Richard Winslow to me dated 
Mar. 23, 1807, assigned to me this day by Jackson Davis. 
April 16, 1810. 
Witnesses : 
John Tabek. 

Jackson Davis. — Hancock Records, vol. 29, p. 176. 

James Webster took possession Aug. 9, 1810. 

— Hancock Records, vol. 29, p. 176. 


Nathan Winslow of Wcstbrook sold Jackson Davis of Orono for 

81500, Jan. 20, 1816, all rights, title and interest to lands, tenements, 

mills, brows, rights and privileges of every description which were 

mentioned in a mortgage from one Richard Winslow to Jackson Davis. 

Mar. 23, 1807. 

Witnessed by Signed 

Stephen Longfellow Jr. Nathan Winslow. 

Joseph M. Gerrish. Mary Winslow. 

[Note. This mortgage was assigned to me April 16, 1810, of which 
estate I took possession June 7- 1810, for breach of conditions of said 
mortgage as by depositions of James Webster, Daniel Webster and 
Richard Webster taken in perpetuam.~\ 


Jackson Davis of Orono sold Daniel Davis a tract of land on easterly 
side of Marsh Island, so called, on Penobscot River nearly opposite 
Indian Old Town, N h. lot No. 18, bounded as follows : beginning at the 
north easterly corner of lot No. 18, then W one mile to NW corner, 
then 27 rods S to a corner, then E one mile or thereabouts, running 
parallel, * * * north line to the river ; then N or up river to the 
first mentioned bounds, together with 4 of the new and double saw mill 
on lot No. 18, together with a water privilege for same with \ of brow, 
sluice and dam, also h of Grist Mill, £ of New Store, reserving a pas- 
sage seven rods wide adjoining the river from the SE corner of lot No. 
17 to the Bunch of Elm Trees standing at the Head of the Falls. 82500. 
May 23, 1820. 

Witnessed, Signed Jackson Davis. 

Joseph Butterfield. Lydia Davis. 

John Davis. — Penobscot Records, vol. 6, page 178. 


Machias One Hundred Years Ago. 153 


The Wadleigh House.* John Haley of Levant and James Haley of 
Levant agreement to build a house for Ira Wadleigh Julv 29, 1823. Wad- 
leigh to find materials aud board the men. The house to be 38 bv 40, 
two stories high and a porch one story 23 by 18. Wadleigh was to pay 
$420; one hundred dollars Sept. 1. 1823. and 820 in good West India 
Rum, at 81. 20c. a gallon, from time to time or when needed; and 875 
Nov. 20, and $225 June 1, 1824, without interest. 

— Penobscot Records, vol. 9,j>- 413. 


Jacksou Davis sold Ira & Jesse Wadleighf House Lot No. 9 on 
Marsh Island, Treat's survey in 1822-23, for 8200, bounded as follows : 
beginning at a stake and stone, one rood and 8 links from the NE cor- 
ner of their dwelling house to the line of the reserved mill privilege ; 
(being seven roods from the bank of the Penobscot river) thence S. 45 
W. 20 roods to a stake and stone; thence S. 45 E. 7 roods to a stake 
and stone; thence N. 45 E. 20 roods ; thence N. 45 W. 7 rods to first 
mentioned bounds ; being 140 square rods." Aug. 23, 1824. 

— Penobscot Records, vol. 10, p. 512. 


Jackson Davis sold Ira & Jesse Wadleigh for S3, 000, h of stream 
double saw mill on Davis' mill dam in Old Town in the town of Orono, 
with all rights appertaining, May 13, 1825. 



I suppose an old account book or ledger vwth its prosaic names, 
curious entries and antiquated spelling is calculated to afford but dry 
fodder to the average reader of today, but not. long ago I stumbled 
upon a venerable relic of the earl}' days of the lumbering interest in 
Machias, and derived no little satisfaction from a perusal of its time- 
yellowed pages. I look upon it with much the same tender reverence 
as that which fills me when I visit the graves of my forefathers. For 
what is this old ledger but a tomb wherein "the rude forefathers of the 
hamlet sleep? " Here are to be seen on some of its pages their own 
signatures in token of settlement of "aecompt," coupled in each case 
with that of the accurate book-keeper, whose hand has been moulder- 
ing in the village churchyard three quarters of a century at least. In 
this simple record of debits and credits, what histories of hard toil 
and stern privation appear ! 

On July 11, 1804, Mr. Abijah Foster is charged with a bushel of 

* This house was for many years one of the most famous hotels in Maine. It was 
burned in 1674. 

t The lot the Wadleigh House stood on. The first lot of land that Ira Wadleigh pur- 
chased in Eastern Maine was May 15, 1823. 


154 Machias One Hundred Years Ago. 

corn at 14 shillings, or $2.33. Why, on that same summer morning 
Alexander Hamilton fell before the murderous pistol of Aaron Burr. 
This reads like ancient historv now. 


Turn the page. Another worthy citizen is charged with a "kanteen" 
of rum. 6 shillings, Si. Doubtless he carried his purchase home as 
unconcernedly as one of his descendants would now tote through the 
streets a jug of vinegar or a can of coal oil. I suspect there were few 
in those years who did not use liquor of all kiuds freely. 

Another is credited with four days sawiug (in the mill) at 10-6 per 

day, $7. Fair wages? Yes, but look at the cost of living. It appears 

that our great grandfathers had to pay 90 cents for molasses, 25 cents 

for sugar (brown, very brown at that), 81.50 for tea (not Formosa or 

Imperial, either), Si for oil, 25 cents for pork, and, as indicated above, 

$2.33 for corn per bushel. This was their only bread. Wheat flour is 

nowhere mentioned. Very likely large families grew up, not a member 

of which ever tasted of white bread. A pair of cow-hide boots cost 

$5.00, a pair of suspenders $2.00, a half dozen buttons were 21 cents, 

and sewing silk was nine pence a skein. But as West India rum was 

only $2 a gallon, N. E. rum SI. 16, brandy $2.25, tobacco 25 cents per 

pound and cigars a cent apiece, their lot might to some people seem to 

have been quite an endurable, if not, indeed, an enviable one. 

Quaint old volume, I would that you could break the silence and tell 
us all about those 4t good old times," ere yet Mechisses had put off her 
swaddling clothes ! 

There was not one of the first settlers or their sons with whom you 
were not on familiar footing — the O'Briens, the Libbees, the Longfel- 
lows, the Talbots, Fosters and Munsons — you knew them all. Up and 
down your neatly ruled pages most of them have cast their anxious 
eyes and run their unsteady hand, trembling lest the balance might 
prove to be on the wrong side for them. What confidential talks you 
have heard between the old lumber merchant and his lieutenant ! What 
sage discussions of citizen millmen and farmers over Jefferson's second 
election, or the crime of Aaron Burr ; what violent debates over the 
claims of the " standing order," the kt new lights," the tw corne-outers," 
or the '* heterodox "' Methodists and Baptists ! All that is past now. 
The river rushes down to the tide, the tide ebbs and floods as of yore. 
The green wooded hills and deep blue skies above them remain, but all 
else is changed. Not a man, old or young, that ever had any business 
with you but has been dust for more than sixty years. 

It would be no easy task to present an accurate picture of the Machias 
of a century ago, when this book was acknowledged by a whole com- 
munity as a thing to swear by — or swear at, as the case might be. But 
let us leave our antiquated and tongue-tied friend on the shelf for a 
time, and glance at the old town as it was when this century was in the 

At the foot of Main street was Bowles wharf, which covered the 
landing place of the original colony. The wharf was at this time in a 
dilapidated condition, as also was the store of Stephen Jones, which 
stood upon it. Up the river a little farther was a similar establishment 
owned by Stephen Smith, and on the same side of the street John Keely 

Machias One Hundred Years Ago. 155 

had a blacksmith shop. A few steps farther on a school house ; next, 
a hut which sheltered an Acadian Frenchman. Blacksmith Keely lived 
across the road from here. Next above was the two story house 
occupied by Messrs. (Amos) Hoynton and Longfellow ; then Stephen 
Smith's, and next that the house of Hon. S. Jones, judge of all the 
courts. This place was afterwards owned by Capt. Jacob Longfellow, 
whose barn stood on the spot now occupied by the Court House, while 
Capt. Smith's barn occupied the present site of the Congregational 
Church on Centre street. 

Benj. Wescott lived at this time in the house afterwards owned by 
Major Inglee. From a house near the end of the bridge Dr. (Parker) 
Clark was wont to issue forth on missions of healing. Dr. (William) 
Chaloner lived in a small house near that which Josiah Hall afterwards 
occupied. In the next one to that Mr. (Samuel) Ellis kept a tavern. In 
those days a small wooden jail was found sufficient for the purposes of 
law and order, and near it was a ramshackle old building in which lived 
the famous Talitah. 

R. H. Bowles was postmaster nnd town clerk. He lived where the 
Stephen Bowles' house was afterwards erected. Gen. John Cooper (at 
that time sheriff) occupied a small house on the Dea. (John) Crocker 
place. Near by was Mr. Prescatt's small house. Phinehas Bruce, the 
onlv lawyer in the countv, had the place afterwards known as Mrs. 

Then came Win. Albee, Jonathan Longfellow, Ellis Smith's house 
and store. Where Libby Hall stands was Parson Lyon " hys meeting 
house. " Not far from here Capt. Longfellow's mother lived, he, him- 
self, on the side of the hill lower down. Of all these houses two were 
painted red, the rest were not even lime-washed. 

Now cross to Dublin side. We pass the saw-mills (double) — no such 
machinery as we see there now, and yet an enormous quantity of lumber 
was run off in those years. Not far from the bridge dwelt Capt. 
Gideon O'Brien, Capt. Elliott, Col. Jeremiah O'Brien and Morris 
O'Brien. Farther down the river we come to the two Meserveys, 
Deacon Libbee, Eben Gardner, Jacob Palmer and his sons. 

Sam Cates lived at the end of the road where the toll bridge now 
crosses; John Day at the fork of the rivers. 

The Port village comprised the families of Mr. (Matthias) Tobey and 
Mr. (Nathaniel) Phinney. Benj. Berry lived on the Peterson place lower 
down, John and Wm. Sanborn near the old fort. The Larrabees and 
Pettigroves were found at Larrabee's Cove, the Colbaths and Libbys at 
Buck's Harbor, and the Bryants and Millers, at Little Kennebec. 

Returning now to Machias village, we cross the bridge eastward to 
" Potato Point. " Here dwelt Samuel Smith, in what is now called the 
Burnham house. Not far hence, on the k4 Connors place, " lived one of 
Burgoyne's old soldiers by the name of Thorpe. Next came Hoyt, 
Seavey, Hanscom, (Aaron and Isaac) and Gen. (George) Stillman. This 
brings us to the tk Rim. " Here we find the humble farm houses of 
Abijah Foster, (son of Col. Ben) Josiah Harris and the widow (Rebecca) 

In my last communication I took my reader around old Machias, and 

156 Machias One Hundred Years Ago. 

down to the Port and below, pointed out as nearly as I could locate 
them, the sites occupied by the original settlers and their immediate 
successors, and drew up finally at Abijah Foster's ranch at the - 'River." 
Starting again at this poiut let us proceed up the river, threading our 
way along the margin where now we find at this day the "Moose Point" 
shipyard and the causeway just beyond. Two high wooded ridges meet 
at right angles here bending the river in its course from west to south. 
Where the two hills meet a road comes straight down, rough, steep and 
stony; always a famous place for coasting in winter. This was until 
recent years the county road and the only thoroughfare between the 
two villages. 

A little to the westward of this road and toward the top of the hill 
stood the house of Samuel Scott, one of the pioneers of the place, the 
first white man in fact that ever ascended the river. His farm consisted 
of 250 acres of land, and the house, which was standing in 1795, was a 
one story affair with a long roof on the back side, much like the old 
colonial residences which mav be seen to this day in Plymouth, Ipswich. 
and other primitive Massachusetts towns. It contained two large rooms 
and two, perhaps three smaller ones, none of which were plastered, yet 
eleven children grew up to stalwart, healthy manhood and womanhood 
under that roof. I think Mr. Scott died before the opening of the 
present century, when the writer of this article was a boy. An old 
resident pointed out to him a large oak tree which I believe may still be 
seen a few rods to the rear of Capt. Brown's residence. " Just at the 
foot of that big tree," he said, ,4 is an old grave-stone lying flat upon 
the grouud. Old Mr. Scott was buried there, and it has his name 
upon it." 

A little farther up the river we cross the tract of land taken up and 
occupied by Joseph Munson. It contained the same number of acres 
as the rest and included what is now known as the "mountain." Mr. 
Munson had four sons, of whom the eldest, Stephen, built a house on 
the hill across the river and opposite his father, while Joseph, Jr., settled 
on what has since been known as the Crocker place. 

Daniel Fogg's place next. His house was small and was located 
where Pearl Howe lived in later times. Mr. Fogg was killed while 
logging and some time afterward Samuel Rich married his widow and 
carried on the farm. 

Passing on, we find no building of any sort until we reach the upper 
end of the village. On the site now occupied by Hon. J. R. Talbot 
stood his grandfather's large two story house built in 1772 and opened 
as a tavern. It was removed bodily a few years ago to give place to a 
more modern and elegant structure, but it still appears to look down in 
mild contempt upon newer houses, as if conscious that it is the oldest 
building left in town. | ! 

"Who does not remember Peter Murphy, and his little store, and his 
house a few rods back upon the hill overlooking the logs, the piers, the 
bridge and the mills. Peter departed years ago, and the store passed i 

into other hands and so did the house. The latter has put on glories 
never dreamed of in the olden times and sits upon the hill as a queenly 
summer villa. A hundred years ago Benjamin and John Gooch lived on 

History of Batk, Maine. 157 

the Murphy place and they had large families and their descendants are 
numerous. The Wescott Avery place was owned by Benjamin Goocb, 
Jr., Joseph" Seavey, Sen., lived on the Lowry place. Several other 
small houses stood in that neighborhood and near Hadley's Lake, 
occupied by Scotts, Chases, Fenlasons and Seaveys. 

As early as 1770 several houses were built and also a saw mill at 
what has since been known as "Chase's Mills." The place taken by a 
Quaker family, named Gardner, from NaDtucket. 

There were two Browns and a man by the name of (James) Huntley 
working there at that time. The Browns lived on the place 6ince known 
as the Willow Farm ; Huntley on the opposite side of the stream. 

The Gardners hauled their boards, etc., through the woods to the cove, 
where Pope & Co's shipyard now is, and loaded them upon schooners at 
that place. This road, long known as the "Quaker road," could, until 
quite recent years, be plainlv traced. 

— Machlas Republican, May 2 and Sept. 5, 1891. 



A history of Bath, published by Parker McCobbKeed. 1894. Price j 

$5.25. Mr. Reed has printed in these 526 pages a vast amount of 
historical lore of much interest. The biographical part is a wonder to 
non-residents. There are biographies of some persons belonging in the 
town, and some out of it, which are of but little consequence as a matter 
of history ; while, of many of the famous ship builders who have 
made a name all over the world for themselves and Bath, there is only a 
casual mention. Prior to 1800, Dummer Sewall was the most eminent 
and well known citizen of the town ; he receives only fragmentary men- 
tion. After Governor King, the most eminent citizen of Bath was 
Freeman H. Morse; I have not found him mentioned. I add some 
notes : 

1. Solomon Page (page 287), minister of Bath. Grad. H. C. 1729, settled 
in Bath 17G2, died 17SS. lie lias descendants on Penobscot Hay. 

2. John Bernard (page 306) was son of Sir Francis Bernard, Lieut. Gov. 
of Massachusetts 1760-09. John Bernard as of Bath was in right of his father 
a grantee of £" of the Island of Mt. Desert, June 23, 1785. He returned to 
England and died as Sir John Bernard. 1309. 

^ 3. Elisha Shaw (page 307) was of South Weymouth, Mass. He married 
Susannah Clark of South Braintree. now Holbrook. Mass., Jan. 3, 1744. by 
Bev. Elisha Eaton, who afterward removed to Harpswell. Shaw moved to 
Georgetown, where he died 1775-6. 

4. Charles Clapp (page 309) was born Scituate, Mass., Mar. 16, 1774. 

5. John Peterson (page 312) was son of Jonathan, of . He married 

there Sarah Hewett, Sept. 10, 1765. 

6. Actor Patten (page 337) lived in Surry, not Sullivan. 

7. Esther Wheelwright (page 350) was taken prisoner 1723-24. She 
was a sister of Mrs. Moody and was never married. She died in Quebec, 1785. 

8. Kev. Francis Wester (pa^e 47S-482). I have always understood that 
Mrs. John F. Andergon of Portland was his grand-daughter or great-grand- 


Sedgu'lrk, Maine. 



1785, NOVEMBER 16. 

[From Massachusetts Archives.] 













Joseph Babson, 



Jonathan Briges, 



Richard Wells, 


Jonathan Eatou, 



Joseph Emerton, 


Josiah Hardin, 



Moses and Joel Black, 



Joseph Maker, 



Jacob Reed, 



John Cousins, 



Samuel Cousins, 



Nathaniel Cousins, 



Samuel Cousins, 2d. 




Solomon Billings, 



Thomas Cousins, 

2 " 


John Maker, 



Benja. York, 2 lots, 



John Billings, 2d. 



William Faad, 



Andrew Gray, 



ShadracK Watson & wife, 3 


Joshua Gray, 



John Black, 



Ruben Gray. 



Joseph Frethey, 2d, 



John Black, 



Joseph Frethey, 



Nathaniel Gray, 



James Fly (Fleg?) 



Joshua Snow, 



Robert Dority, 



William Grindal, 



^ Widow Mary Robe r son. 



Jacob Trusell, 



Daniel Black, 


. 17 

Moses Trusell. 



Ebenezer Herriek. 



Samuel Vose, 



Samuel Herriek, 



John Limbourner, 



Silas Bunker, 



Joshua Grindal, 



John Herriek, 



Eliphelt Lowel. 



Nehemiah Allen, 



John Douglass, 



William Ober, 



Nicholas Snow, 



William Ober, 2d, 



James Douglas. 



Enoch Blasdel, 



Samuel Knowls, 



Enoch Blasdel. 2d, 



Joshua Gray, 



Jonathan Clay, 



James Gray, 



Nathaniel Allen, 



Saml. Gray. 



John Billings, 



Ruben Gray, 2d, 



Robert Bird, 



John Gray, 



Abel Billings, 



Abraham Dodge, 



Benjamin Billings, 



John Walker, 



John Hurchson, 



George B ? (Butle 

r?) 8 


John Hopper, 



Abel Bartrick, 



John Carter, Junr., 



Wido. Cench, 


John Carter, 



Andrew Herriek, 



Allen Carter, 



Daniel Grindal, 



James Carter, . 



John Doar. 



Job Bridges, 



Hernan Maker, 



Samuel Case (or Cave) 



Daniel Bridges, 



Daniel Briges, 




— Communicated by 

William Freeman, Esq., of 



Soldiers from Lee, Me., in the War of the Rebellion. 169 



The following is a complete list of Lee men who served in the 
late war. It includes no residents of other towns who may have 
gone to fill that town's quota, but does include all who were 
actual residents of Lee at the time of their enlistment whether 
going for Lee or some other town. Keith and Moody were 
Province men who were making their home there as laborers. 
The fact that King was a resident of Lee has been questioned, but 
I have positive proof that he was living there with his family six 
monf!r^at least before he enlisted and the further fact that he was 
enrolled there as he was drafted from that town a few months 
after enlistment. All the others were well known old residents. 
The name, highest rank attained and the organization or organi- 
zations in which they served are given and the casualties, such as 
killed, wounded, died, prisoner, or died in prison, are all noted. 
This list has been made with the utmost care, not only by getting 
all the information possible from the records at Augusta but by 
personal interviews in most cases either with the soldier or his 
relatives and friends. I have been personally acquainted with 
every man on the list excepting Hanscomb, Keith, Moody and 

Annis Jotham S., Corpl. Co. D. 11 Me. Inf.; wounded. 

Averill Nathan, Sgt. Co. B, 11 Me. Inf. 

Barnes Ira. Pvfc. Co. 1, 16 Me. Inf. 

Barnes James A., Pvt. Co. E, 1 Me. Hvy. Arty.; wounded; later killed. 

Bartlett Bartimus, Pvt. Co. D. 11 Me. Inf.; died. 

Bartlett Emerson, Pvt. Co. E, 1 Me. Hvy. Arty.; killed. 

Bartlett William, Pvt. Co. D, 11 Me. Inf. and Co. E, 1 Me. Hvy. Arty.; 

Blanchard David D.. Pvt. Co. E, 1 Me. Cav. 

BowlerJoseph S., 1st Lieut. Co. E, 22 Me. Inf. and Co. E, 11 Me. Inf. 
. Bradford Ira, U. S. Navy. 

Burke Charles II., Pvt. Co. D, 11 Me. Inf., and Co. D, 8 Me. Inf.; wounded. 

Burke Joseph VV., 1st Lieut. 6 Me. Battery; wounded. 

Carver Alonzo, Pvt. Co. D, 11 Me. Inf.; wounded. 

Cleaveland Charles A., Pvt. Co. A, 1 Me. Cav.; died in prison. 

Cleaveland ElUha B., Sgt. Co. A, 1 Me. Cav. 

Cleaveland William H., Corpl. Co. A. 1 Me. Cav.; twice prisoner; wounded. 

Clifford Benjamin A., Pvt. Co. D, 2 U. S. Sharpshooters ; transferred to Co. 
A, 17 Me. Inf. 


160 Soldier 8 from Lee, Me., in the War of the Rebellion. 

Clifford Daniel, Pvt. Co. E. 22 Me. Inf. and Co. C, 1 Me. Hvy. Arty. 

Clifford Robert, Pvt. Co. A. 1 Me. Hvy. Arty. 

Cobb Leonard, Pvt. Co. F, 9 Me. Inf. 

Cobb Philip, Pvt. Co. B, 11 Me. Inf. 
. Collins Josiah C, Pvt. Co. D, 11 Me. Inf. and Co. I, 16 Me. Inf. 

Crandlemire William, Pvt. Co.K. 2 Me. Inf. also alias William Fifield same Co. 

Daniels John E., Pvt. Co. K, 1 Me. Cav. 

Delano Daniel S., Pvt. Co. C, 15 Me. Inf. 

Doble William. Pvt. Co. I, 11 Me. Inf. 

Donnell Roland B., Pvt. Co. II, 1 Me. Hvy. Arty.; died. 

Douglass Charles A., Pvt. 6 Me. Battery/ 

Dunham Bartimus, Pvt. Co. B, 11 Me. Inf. 

Estes Orrin C, Pvt. Co. M, 2 Me. Cav. ; died. 

Field Bohan, 1st Sgt. Co. E, 1 Me. Cav. 

Field Frank, Pvt. Co. H, 19 Me. Inf. 

Field George E., Sgt. Co. G, 2 Me. Inf. and Co. L. 2 Me. Cav. 

Foss Benjamin R., Pvt. Co. A, 1 Me. Cav,; prisoner. 

Foss Charles M., Prv. Co. D, 11 Me. Inf., also alias William Morrill, Co. D, 
16 Me. Inf. 

Foss Silas S., Pvt. Co. — , 1 D. C. Cav. ; transferred to Co. E, 1 Me. Cav. 

Gatchell Charles A., Pvt. Co. E, 1 Me. Hvy. Arty. 

Gatchell Ludovic O., Corpl. Co. E. 1 Me. Hvy. Arty.; died. 
|| Gifford Thomas B., Sgt. Co. A, 1 Me. Hvy. Arty.; wounded and prisoner. 

Gilman Joseph R. M., unassigned recruit for 12 Me. Inf. 

Green Nathan, Pvt. Co. I. 6 Me. Inf. and Co. — , — Minn. Inf. 

Green William, Pvt. Co. H,llMe. Inf.; wounded. 

Hanscomb Abner, Pvt. Co. A, 1 Me. Sharpshooters; transferred to Co. A, 
20 Me. Inf. 

Hanson Cyrus A., Pvt. Co. G, 2 Me. Inf., and nnassigned recruit for 12 
Me. Inf. 

Hanson Horace F., Sgt. Co. G, 2 Me. Inf. 

Harding Frank W., Pvt. Co. H. 3 Me. Inf.; killed. 

Harding Joseph, Pvt. Co. I, 11 Me. Inf. 

Harmon Ira C, Pvt. Co. F, 11 Me. Inf. 

Hayes Michael, Pvt. Co. H, 1 D. C. Cav.; died in prison. 

House Charles J., 1st Lieut. Cos. E, C, and G, 1st Me. Hvy. Arty.; twice 

House George W., Pvt. Co. I, 6 Me. Inf. and Co. D, 8 U. S. Veteran Inf., 
(Hancock's Corps) ; wounded. 

Rouse Matthew P., Pvt. Co. D, 11 Me. Inf. and Co. I, 5 U. S. Veteran Inf., 
(Hancock's Corps) ; prisoner. 

Inman, Horatio W., Pvt. Co. D, 16 Me. Inf. 

Jackson William G., Pvt. Co. H, 1 Me. Hvy. Arty.; killed. 

Johnson Charles R., Pvt. Co. B, 8 Me. Inf. 

Johnson Stephen M., Pvt. 19th Co. Unassigned Me. Inf. 

Jordan Thomas M., Pvt. Co. I. 11 Me. Inf. 

Keith George, Pvt. Co. K, 8 Me. Inf. 

King Sylvester, Pvt. Co. L, 1 Me. Hvv. Arty. 

Kneeland Charles H., Pvt. Co. D. 16 Me. Inf. 

Knights Willard, Corpl. Co A, 1 Me. Hvy. Arty., and Co. M, 31 Me. Inf. 

La'ncaster Benjamin, Pvt. Co. A, 1 Me. sharpshooters; wounded. 

Lowell Horace H., Corpl. Co. A, 1 Me. Cav.; twice prisoner. 

Ludden John E., Pvt. Co. A, 1 Me. Sharpshooters; transferred to Co. A, 
20 Me. Inf. 

Mallett Howard, Pvt. Co. D, 16 Me. Inf.; died. 

Mallett Samuel T., Pvt. Co. G, 2 Me. Inf.; transferred to Go. C. 20 Me. Inf. 

Merrill Charles H., Pvt. Co. D, 11 Me. Inf. 

Moody, John J., Pvt. Co. — , 17 U. S. Inf. 

Morton Hosea Q., Sgt. Co. D, 6 Me. Inf. ; transferred to Co. E. 1 Me. Vet. Inf. 

Murphy James A., Corpl. Co. K, 2 Me. Inf. and Co. U,|l D.C. Cav. ; died in 

Soldiers from Lee, Me. y in tht War of the Rebellion. 161 

Nealy Charles H., Pvt. 19 Co. Unassigned Me. Inf. 

Norton Simon L., Pvt. Co. D, 4 Me. Inf.; transferred to Co. D, 19 Me. Inf.; 

Patterson John A., Pvt. Co. II. new organization, 12 Me. Inf. 

Patterson Eufus K., Pvt. Co. H. new organization. 12 Me. Inf. 

Peacock Jesse J.. Pvt. Co. E. 1 Me. Hvy. Arty.; died. 

Poole Thomas J., Pvt. Co. F. 12 Me. Inf. 

Potter Charles A., Pvt. Co. F, 9 Me. Inf. 

Randall Henry F., 1st Sgt. Co. B. 11 Me. Inf. 

Reed John B.. Wagoner (; 0< y^ \\ ^Xe. Inf.; died. 

Reed Levi M.. Pvt. Co. H, 19 Me. Inf.; transferred to Co. H, 1 Me. Hvy. 
Arty.; wounded. 

Picker Brainard A., Pvt. Co. E, 11 Me. Inf. 

Ricker Joseph G., Com. Set. 11 Me. Inf. (formerly wagoner in Co. K.) 

Picker Moses. Pvt. Co. E,^22 Me. Inf.; died. 

Riggs Seth II.. Pvt. Co. B. 11 Me. Inf.; wounded. 

Robinson George S.. Pvt. Co. D, 11 Me. Inf.; died. 

Rollins Benjamin \\\. Pvt. Co. E, 1 Me. Hvy. Arty.; woundeu. 

Rollins Richard M., Pvt. G Me. Battery; also alias John Hook, Co. B, 12 Me. 
Inf.; died. 

Royal Joseph C. Pvt. Co. I, 7 Me. Inf. 

Salter Seth T.. Corpl. Co. B. 11 Me. Inf. and Co. E, 15 Me. Inf. 

Sf^gue William. Sgt. Co. A, 1 Me. Sharpshooters; transferred to Co. A, 20 
Me. Inf. 

Staples flolman. Pvt. Co. E, 1 Me. Hvy. Arty.; killed. 

Staples Wentworth, Pvt. Co. D, 11 Me. Inf. and Co. E, 1 Me. Hvy. Arty.; 

Thomas Converse, Pvt. Co. H, 1 Me. Hvy. Arty.; twice wounded. 

Thomas James A.. Pvt. Co. C, 7 Me. Inf.; killed. 

Thomas Oscar. Pvt, Co. K, 2 Me. Inf.; transferred to Co. I, 20 Me. Inf. ; 

Thomas Samuel A., Pvt. <_o. H, 1 Me. Hvy. Arty.; wounded. 

Thompson Charles D., Pvt. Co. A, 1 Me. Cav. ; died in prison. 

Thompson Samuel A., Pvt. Co. A, 1 Me. Cav. 

Thurlow Charles. Pvt. Co. E. 1 Me. Hvy. Arty.; died. 

Thurlow Henry J., Corpl. Co. E, 22 Me. Inf. and Co. — , 1 D.C. Cav.; trans- 
ferred to Co. M. 1 Me. Cav. 

Thurlow Jonas C. Pvt. Co. G, 8 Me. Inf. 

Thurlow William H., Pvt. Co. — . 1 D.C. Cav.; died in prison. 

Tobin Samuel L.. Pvt. Co. G, 8 Me. Inf. 

Tuck Charles H., Pvt. Co. K, 1 Me. Cav. and Co. F, 17 Me. Inf.; wounded. 

Tuck Enoch L.. Pvt. Co. F, 12 Me. Inf.; prisoner, exchanged, died. 

Tucker George M.. Pvt. Co. F. 16 Me. Inf.; died in prison. 

Tucker George P.. Pvt. Co. K. 1 Me. Cav. 

Tucker Philemon. Pvt. Co. E, 22 Me. Inf. 

Whitney Charles B., Pvt. Co. H, 19 Me. Inf.; killed. 

Three residents of the town, Nelson O. Deering, Charles A. 
Cushman and James T Budge, put in substitutes. Frank Field 
of Lee 'went for Deering, but the other two were foreigners and 
are not enumerated in this list. 

Walter Coffin, Jr., and John Tobin paid a commutation of 
$300 each. 

Out of a population of 937 in 1860 there were 109 men entered 
the armv from this towu, 22 of whom re-enlisted for a second 
term. Three were promoted to commissioned officers and 18 



162 Petition of John Bernard of Bath, Me. 

others to non-commissioned officers ; 13 were taken prisoners, of 
whom 6 died in prison ; 20 were wounded and recovered, 2 were 
killed in action and 5 others died from their wounds, while 11 
died in hospitals of disease, making the total number of deaths 24, 
or 22 per cent, ot the whole number. 


Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 
In the House of Representatives, 28 Jan'y, 1785. 

On the Petition of John Bernard, Praying for permission to take 
possession of the Island of Mt. Desert. 

Whereas, the said John Bernard, as appears from ample Certificates 
Signed by many respectable persons, Subjects of this commonwealth, 
has conducted himself during the late War, uniformly unexceptionable, 
both in his political & moral conduct — and Whereas by an Act passed 
in the year 1778 — which was several months after the Island of Mt. 
Desert was bequethed to the said John Bernard by his deceased farther 
Sir Francis — the said Island with the rest of the said Baronet's Estate 
laving within the Commonwealth was forfeited not withstanding he had 
left this State several years before the Commencement of Hostilities in 
1775 x and this court considering the circumstances of the case, and 
commiserating the situation of the said John Bernard. 

X and Whereas 

the said John Bernard 
as a residuary Legatee 
has been a great sufferer 
by the forfeiture of his 
Said Father's Estate : 

Besolved, That John Bernard, have one full third part of the monie 
arising from the Sale of the Island of Mount Desert, for his own 
private use & benefit. 

Resolved, That the Committee for Selling the Eastern lands be and 
they are hereby empowered and directed to Sell the Island of Mount 
Desert for Specie, or for the Securities of this Commonwealth : and 
they are hereby Ordered to pay one third of the nett amount of such 
Sale, unto the said John Bernard, whose receipt for the same shall be 
received of the said Committee bv this States Treasurer, as so much in 
discharge with them, — and the Treasurer of the Commonwealth is 
hereby empowered to receive such receipt accordingly. 

Supreme Judicial Court in Maine. — Previous to 171)8 the 
records of this Court were kept in Boston, where the people of 
Maine were obliged to go or send for copies and executions. 

City Point in Bangor, 163 


The first settler on the lot at the junction of the Kenduskeag 
and Penobscot, northerly side, was Thomas Smart from Bruns- 
wick, 1771. Smart died in 1776, and his brother, John Smart, 
took the lot, and April 13, 1784, sold it to James Budge from 
Orrington, who moved on to it. Budge was an important man in 
the Plantation and Town. He was a merchant and perhaps kept 
a kind of inn, where he supplied the people on the river with 

Budge Deeds. 

James Budge sold Robert Hichborn of Boston lot of 100 acres ; 
beginning at a stake and stone between land formerly John Partridge, 
novfc^'n possession of John Smart, running X one mile W 50 rods ; S 
one mile to Condeskeag stream ; S 50 rods to first mentioned bounds. 
Mortgage £43. 2s. July 13, 1792. — Hancock Records, vol. l,p. 501. 


44 James Budge of Bangor to John Lee of Penobscot for £272 mort* 
gages land in Bangor, on which I now live, situated on the confluence 
of the Penobscot River and the Conduskeag River, being the Point of 
land formed by the said Rivers, beginning at the S E corner of land of 
Nath'l Harlow ; thence by water down the Conduskeag stream and 
round the Point till it meets John Smart's land, running back on N 
course one mile and hounded westerly on Harlow and easterly on Smart 
being 50 rods across the Point in front. April 12, 1794. " 

— Hancock Records, vol. 2, p. 411. 


44 James Budge of Bangor sold William McGlathery of Frankfort, 
lot on Condeskeag Point, beginning at a stake on W bank of Penobscot 
River, running N 11 rods; thence (westerly) to corner; thence S 9 
rods to stake and stone on same bank ; then on western bank of river 
to high water mark 16 rods to first mentioned bounds. April 19, 1798." 

— Hancock Records, vol. 5, p. 354. 


44 James Budge sold John Peck of Boston land on the Point known 
as Budge's Faim ; except one acre sold to William McGlathery April 
19, 1778, and subject to a mortgage to John Lee for 6272, with dwelling 
house,, store and other buildings. • Mar. 13, 1799. Wife Margaret 
signed the deed." — Hancock Rec. vol. 6, p. 161. 

This wound up Budge, who suffered by being 44 overcome with strong 

John Peck sold out to Daniel Wilde and others Mar. 23, 1799. 

164 City Point in Bangor. 


Daniel Wilde sold to Zadok French of Boston £, John Lapish of Ban- 
gor i, and Amasa Stetson of Dorchester, Mass., £. 

Bv a Resolve of the General Court March 5, 1801, all settlers 
prior to Jan. 1, 1784, were entitled to a deed of their lots by 
paying $8.75cts. and all between Jan. 1, 1784, and Feb. 17, 
1798, for $100 a lot. 

Park Holland was appointed the surveyor to lay out the lots 
for settlers, which he did in 1801. This lot was No. 11 and con- 
tained 77 acres. Lapish, French and Stetson received a deed as 
assignees of the first settlers March 2, 1802. 

The Proprietors employed Charles Bulfinch of Boston to lot 
out the land. He was the architect of the State House built in 
Boston 1798-99, and afterward architect of Maine State House 
1829-30, and perhaps had something to do with the Capitol at 

He completed his work and made his report Oct. 24, 1801-2. 
He laid out streets ; Maine street now State street, York street, 
Hancock street, Washington street, Poplar street now Exchange 
street, Ash street now French street, Oak street, a part of which 
is now Oak street and a part Broadway, and Pine street. 

Jonas Bond of Robbinston, died Sept. 13, 1841. His daugh- 
ter Mira married Benjamin Shattuck and died Nov. 10, 1878, 
aged 78 ; daughter Nancy married George Fell ( ?) of Robbinston, 
his second wife. She died Jan. 28, 1882, aged 88. Dea. Benja- 
min Shattuck (Jr.) resides at Red Beach, Calais. — P. E. Vose. 

James Andrew's, of Boston, sold John Rouse, Senior, of Plv- 
mouth, lands at Casco Bay and an island called "Portland Island,' 
May 17, 1(398.— York Records. 

The New City Hall in Bangor. 



Is built on the lot formerly occupied by the old City Hall. The 
corner stone was laid July 4, 1893, and the building was com- 
pleted and dedicated July 4, 1894. It was built mainly through 
the persistency and perseverance of His Honor Flavius O. Beal, 
Mayor of Bangor 1892-93-94, and to him in a large degree the 




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*" .1 few i J { ^'r^^v=s*«:-?iUV «T^J«fete>T 

credit belongs. In its exterior the building is a fine one, and in 
its interior its appointments are unequalled in any public building 
in New England except, possibly, the State House at Hartford, 
Conn. The whole cost was not far from $130,000. Mr. Charles 
G. Bryant presented an illuminated clock. A bust of General 
Samuel F. Hersey, a former citizen of Bangor, was presented by 
his sons; it is not regarded generally as a good portraiture of 
General Hersey. The building is now occupied by the City 
Officers of all departments. 

166 A Record of Publishments and Marriages in Prospect. 



These records were contained in a small quarto volume 7J inches 
long by 6 inches wide and having 39 and 141 pages. The exist- 
ence of the book was unknown or forgotten until a recent search 
discovered it at the bottom of an old chest. 

Prospect was formerly a part of the plantation of Frankfort. 
It was incorporated as a town February 24, 1794, and then com- 
prised its present territory and the territory of Stockton Springs, 
and what is now Scarsport as far west as Half-way Creek, which 
then formed the dividing line between Frankfort and Belfast. 

(From pages 1—39.) 


May ye 1789. Benjamin Rooks of No. 2 Plantation and Hannah 
Hilton. By Benjamin Shute, Esqr. 

July ye 8, 1789. Joseph Viles and Sarah Hancock, of Plantation 
No. 2. By Benjamin Shute, Esqr. 

July ye 16. John Clifford and Elizabeth Clewly of Frankfort. By 
Benjamin Shute, Esqr. 

Nov'r ye 4th. John Dwelly and Deborah Ellis, of Frankfort. By 
Benjamin Shute, Esqr. 

Decinr. ye 10th. Nathan Griffin and Elizabeth Treat of Frankfort. 
By Benjamin Shute, Esqr. 

July 23d. Henry Black of Frankfort and Ann Brown of Belfast. 
By Benjamin Shute, Esqr. 

Dec. ye 16th, 1789. Ebenezer Harden to Hannah Bakeman, of 
Penobscot. By Benjamin Shute, Esqr. 

Feb'r 4th, 1790. Eliphalet Perkins and Susanna Walker of Orphan 
Island. By Benjamin Shute, Esqr. 

No. 2 Plantation, April the 19th, 1790. This may certify that Mr. 
John Grose and Mrs. Katherine Grose, both of No. 2 Plantation have 
been Lawfully Published for marriage and no objection has been offered. 

Samuel Keys, Town Clark. 

May ye 27th, 1790. This day the above named John Grose and 
Katherine Grose ware married by Benjamin Shute, Justice of peace. 

Penobscot river No. 1 township. 8th June, 1790. This may Certify 
that Mr. Silvanus Carr and Mrs. Rachel Snow both of this town have 
Been Lawfully Published. Jon'a Buck Ju'r, T. Clark. 

A Record of Publishments and Marriages in Prospect. 167 

June 14th 1790 this day the above named Silvanus Carr and Rachel 
Snow ware married by Benjamin Shute Justice of peace. 

Frankfort Mar. 26lh 1790 this is to Certify that Mr. Isaac Clark and 
Mrs. Sussanna Downs both of this Town are Lawfully Published and 
Now Stand Bound for marriage. Epbraim Grant, Clerk. 

June 16th 1790 this day the above, named Isaac Clark and Susanna 
Down ware married by me. Benjamin Shute, Justice of peace. 

No 2 June the 29th 1790 this may Certify that the purposes of 
marriage Between Mr. Jesse Davis and Mrs. Sally Lawrence both of 
No 2 Township have been Lawfully Published and No Objection has 
Ever Been Offered. Samuel Keys, town Clark. 

July 1st 1790 this day the above named Jesse Davis and Sally Law- 
rence ware married by Benjamin Shute Justice of peace. 

Frankfort April 24th 1790 this is to Certify that Mr. Grant Win- 
worth and Mrs. Lucca Woodman Both of this town are Lawfully Pub- 
lished and Now Stand Bound for marriage. Epbraim Grant Clark. 

July 11th 1790 this cjay the above named Grant Winworth and 
Lucca Woodman ware married by Benjamin Shute Justice of Peace. 

Islesborough Julv 24th 1790 this may Certifv that Mr. Robert 

CD *■ w mi 

Combes and Lucv Thomas Both of this Town are Lawfully Entered 
and Published. Fields Combes, Town Clark. 

July 27th 1790 this day the above named Robert Combes and 
Lucy Thomas ware married by Benjamin Shute, Justice of peace. 

Frankfort Sept the 24th 1790 this may Certify that the intention 
of marriage between Mr. Obediah Tibbitts of Frankfort and Mrs. 
Jerusha Boyenton of No. 2 have been Entered with me and Published 
as the Law directs and No Objection has been ofered. 

Benjamin Shute Town Clark. 

October 15th 1790 This day the above named Obediah Tibbetts 
and Jerusha Boventon ware married by 

Benjamin Shute Justice of the peace. 

Penobscot river No. 1 Township 27th April 1790 this may Certify 
that Mr. James Colson and Mrs. Sally Lowel Both of this place have 
been Lawfully Published Jon'a Buck Town Clark 

Sept the 10th 1790 this day the above named James Colson and 
Sally Lowell ware married by Benjamin Shute Justice of peace. 

Belfast the loth Nov'r 1790 this may Certify that Mr Caleb Stephen- 
son and Mrs Jenney Brown have been Published according to Costom 
Pr Samuel Houston Town Clark 

Nov'r the 18th 179% this day the above named Caleb Stephenson 
and Jenney Brown wa.e married by 

Benjamin Shute Justice of peace 

No 2, dec'r. 1st 1790 these may Certify that the Purpose of mar- 
riage Between Mr Joshua Grose and Mrs. Mary Rookex of No. 2 
plantation have been Lawfully Published and no objection has ever been 
offered Samuel Keys. T. Clark 

168 A Record of Publishments and Marriages in Prospect. 

Dec the 2d 1790 this day the above named Joshua Grose and Mary 
Rookex ware married by Benjamin Shute Justice of peace. 

Frankfort Nov the 25th 1790 this may Certify that the intention of 
Marriage between Mr Andrew Grant and Mrs. Zebeah Walker both of 
this town have been entered with me and Published as the Law directs 
and no objections have been offered Benjamin Shute town dark 

Dec 26th 1790 this day the above named Andrew Grant and Zibeah 
Walker were married by Benjamin Shute Justice of the peace 

Frankfort July 1st 1791 this may Certify that the intention of 
marriage between Mr John Black and Miss Rebeckah Stimpson both 
of this town have been entered with me and published as the Law 
Directs and no objection has been offered 

Benjamin vShute Town dark 

July 12th 1791 this day the above named John Black and Rebeckah 
Stimpson were married by Benjamin Shute justice of the peace 

Frankfort July 12th 1791 this may Certify that the intention of 
marriage between Mr Jacob Eustice and Miss Phebe Pierce both of 
this town have been entered with me and Published as the Law directs 
and no objection has been offered Benjamin Shute town Clark 

July 21st 1791 this day the above named Jacob Eustice and Phebe 
Pierce were married by Benjamin Shute Justice of the peace 

Frankfort July 16th 1791 this may Certify that the intention of 
marriage between Mr Isaac Hopkins and Mrs Rhoda Rawiings both of 
this town have been Entered with me and Published as the Law directs 
and no objection has been ofered Benjamin Shute town dark 

July 24th 1791 this day Mr Isaac Hopkins and Mrs Rhoda Rawiings 
were married by Benjamin Shute Justice of peace 

Frankfort May 31st 1791 this may Certify that the intention of 
marriage between Mr Samuel Young and Miss Mary Clewly both of 
this town have been entered with me and Published as the Law directs 
and no objection has been ofered. Benjamin Shute town dark. 

July 28th 1791 this day the above named Samuel Young and Mary 
Clewly were married by Benjamin Shute justice of peace 

Frankfort Decem'r 6th 1791 this may Certify that the intention of 
marriage Between Mr Miles Staples Jun'r and Miss Jenny Nickerson 
Both of this town have been entered with me and published as the Law 
directs and no objection has been ofered 

Benjamin Shute town Clark 

Decem'r 19th 1791 this day the above named Miles Staples Jun'r and 
Jenney Nickerson were married by 

Benjamin Shute Justice of peace 

No one township 8th dec 1791 this may Certify Mr William Russell 
and Miss Susanna Herriman of No. 1 Township have been lawfully 
published Jon'a Buck town Clark 

Decem'r 21st 1791 this day the within named William Russell and 
Susanna Herriman ware married by 

Benjamin Shute Justice of peace 


A Record of Publishments and Marriages in Prospect. 169 

Frankfort August 18th 1791 this may Certify that the intention of 
marriage between Mr Richard Mitehel and Mrs Phebe Cole both of this 
town have been entered with me and published as the Law directs 

Benj'a Shute town Clark 

August 22d 1791 this dav the above named Richard Mitchell and 
Phebe Cole were married by me Benjamin Shute justice of peace. 

Frankfort August the loth 1791 this may Certify that the intention 
of marriage between Mr Jonathan Gillpatrick and Miss Prudence 
Hancock both of No. two have been Entered with me and published 
and no objection has been ofered Benja Shute town Clark 

August the loth 1791 this day the above named Jonathan Gillpatrick 
and Prudence Hancock ware married by me 

Benjamin Shute Justice of peace 

Frankfort Dec 19th 1791 this may Certify that the intention of 
marriage Between Mr Joshua Win worth and Miss Bettsv Woodman 
both of this town have been entered with me and published as the Law 
directs and no objection has been ofered 

Benjamin Shute town dark 

Dec 25th 1791 this day the above named Joshua Win worth and 
Bettsy Woodman ware married by me 

Benjamin Shute justice of peace 

Frankfort October the 18th 1791 this may certify that the intention 
of marriage between Mr Paul Tibbets and Mrs Lois Boynton Both of 
this town have been Entered with me and published as the Law directs 
and no objection has been ofered Benjamin wShute town dark 

Frankfort April the 12th 1791 this may certify that the intention of 
marriage between Mr William James Treat and Miss Huldah Stimsou 
both of this town have been entered with me and published as the Law 
directs and no objections has been ofered 

Benjamin Shute town dark 

April 24th 1792 this day the above named William James Treat and 
Hulday Stimson ware married by me 

Benjamin Shute justice of the peace 

Plantation No 2 Aug't 14 1792 this may certify that Mr John 
Simson Jur hath been published in said plantation according to Law 
attest Jacob Sharbourne Clark 

August 19 1792 this day the above named John Simpson Ju'n and 
Ruth Snow ware married by me 

Benj'a Shute justice of the peace 

Belfast August ye 20th 1792 this may certify that Mr William Hus- 
ton and Miss Peggy Brown was Lawfully Published for the purpose of 
marriage by Elx'r Clark town dark 

Sept 6th 1792 this day the above named William Huston and Peggy 
Brown Ware married by me Benja Shute justice of peace 

Belfast Septem'r 24th 1792 This may certify that Mr. Robert Patter- 
son Jun'r and Miss Jean Tufts was Lawfully Published for the purpose 
of marriage by Alexr. Clark town Clark 

170 A Record of Publishments and Marriages in Prospect, 

Novem'r 13th 1792 this day the above named Robert Patterson Jun'r 
and Jean Tufts ware married by me 

Benjamin Shute justice of peace 

Belfast October the 6th 1792 This may Certify that Mr William 
Cutting and Miss Abagail Crooks both of this town was Lawfully 
Published for the Purpose of marriage by 

Alex. R. Clark town dark 

Dec the 4th 1792 this day the above named William Cutting and 
Abagail Crooks ware married by 

Benjamin Shute justice of peace 

Frankfort Dec 1st 1792 this may Certify that Mr Nathaniel Clifford 
and Miss Elizabeth Black both of this town was Lawfully Published 
for the Purpose of marriage by Benja Shute town Clark 

Decem'r 13th 1792 this day the above named Nathaniel Clifford and 

Elizabeth Black ware married by Benjamin Shute justice of peace 

• ■-•,■■% 

Frankfort Nov the 5th 1792 This may Certify that the intention of 
marriage between Mr Richard Stimsou Jr and Miss Anne Ellis of this 
town have been Entered with me and Published as the Law directs and 
no objection has been ofered Benja Shute town dark 

Novem'r 6th 1792 this day the above named Richard Stimson and 
Anne Ellis ware married by Benjamin Shute Justice of peace 

Frankfort March 8th 1793 this may Certify that Mr Samuel Grant 
and Miss Abigail Blasdell Both of this town have Been Entered 
with me and published as the Law directs and no objection has been 
offered Benjamin Shute town dark 

March 17th 1793 this day the above named Samuel Clark and 
Abagail Blasdell ware married by me 

Benjamin Shute justice of peace 

August the 3d 1793 This mav Certify that the intention of marriage 
between Mr Thomas Smith and Miss Catherine Staples both of this 
town have published as the Law directs Benja Shute town dark 

August the 4th 1793 this day the above named Thomas Smith and 
Catherine Staples ware married by me Benja Shute justice of peace 

December 6th 1793 Frankfort This mav Certify that the intention 
of marriage Between Mr Joshua Treat and Mrs Polly Lankster have 
been Entered with me and Published as the Law Directs 

Benja Shute town Clark 

December 25th 1793 this day the above named Joshua Treat and 
Polly Lankster were married by me Benja Shute justice of peace 

Belfast December ye 30th 1793 This may certify that Mr James 
Black of Frankfort and Miss Rebecca Brown of this town has been 
Lawfully published for the purpose of marriage by 

Alex. Claic town clerk 

December ye 31st 1793 then the above named James Black and 
Rebecca Brown ware married by me 

Benjamin Shute justice of peace 

A Record of Publishments and Marriages in Prospect. 171 

Belfast Deceni'r 20th, 1793 this may certify that Mr. Jonathan White 
and Miss Jenney Patterson of this town has been Lawfully Published 
for the purpose Mariage by Alex'r Clark town Clerk 

Decem'r 31st 1793 then the above named Jonathan White and Jen- 
ney Patterson ware maried by me Benja Shute justice of peace 

Frankfort August ve 1st 1793 this may certify that the intention of 
mariage between Mr Aaron Walker and Miss Bettsy Noles Both of this 
town have been Entered with me and Published as the Law Directs. 

Benja Shute town Clark 

Septemb'r 12th 1793 then the above named Aaron Walker and 
Bettsy Noles ware married by the Rev. N't Mr. Seth Noble 

(Feb. 24, 1794 Prospect Incorporated.) 

Prospect April the 5 1794 this may Certify that the intention of 
marriage between Mr Jeremiah Sweetser and Miss Catherine Pierce Both 
of this town have been Entered with me and published as the Law 
directs Benja Shute town clerk 

December 25th 1794 then the above Named Jeremiah Sweetser and 
Catherine Pierce ware married By me Benj Shute justice of peace 

Prospect May 11, 1794 this may Certify that Mr Joseph P Martin 
and Miss Lucy Clewley has been Legally published Both of this Town by 

Joseph Crary town clerk 

May the 22 1794 this Day the above Named Joseph P Martin and 
Lucy Clewley ware married by me Benja Shute justice of the peace 

Belfast October the G 1794 this may Certify that Mr Daniel Nickels 
, Marriner and Miss Nancy Harley, Both of this Town have been Law- 
fully published for the purpose of marriage 

Alex'r Clark Town clerk 

Belfast Nov 11th 1794 this day the above named Daniel Nickels and 
Nancy Harley ware married by me Benja Shute. Justice of the peace 

Belfast October the 6th 1794 this may Certify that C'pt Ephraim 
McFarland Marriner of Boothbay and Miss Elizabath Mitchell of this 
town has been Lawfully published for the purpose of marriage by 

Alex'r Clark town Clerk 

November Belfast the 20th 1794 this Day the above Named Ephraim 
McFarland and Elizabeth Mitchel ware married By me 

Benjamin Shute Justice of the peace 

Islesborough Nov the 10 1794 this may Certify that Cpt Joseph 
Pendleton and Miss Welthy Thomas Both of this Town is Lawfully 
published for purpose of marriage by Fields Coombes Town Clerk. 

Nov the 16 1794 this Day the above named Joseph Pendleton and 
Welthy Thomas ware Married By me 

Benja Shute Justice of the peace. 

Prospect January the 8 1795 this may Certify that Mr. Thomas 
Pendleton and. Miss Luciuda Carver both of this Town ware Leagley 
published for the purpose of marriage Joseph Crary town Clerk 

172 A Record of Publishments and Marriages in Prospect. 

January the 8th 1795 this Day the above named Thomas Pendleton 
and Lucinda Carver ware married By me 

Beuja Shute Justice of the peace 

Prospect Jan the 28th 1795 this may Certify that Mr Ebenezer 
Griffing and Miss Lydia Peudleton ware Leagley Published for purpes 
of marriage Both of this town Joseph Crary town clerk 

Januarv the 28th 1795 this Day the above named Ebenezer Griffing 
and Lydia Pendleton ware married by me 

Benja Shute justice of the peace 

Prospect Novem'r the 9 1795 this may Certify that Mr Joseph 
Clewley and Miss Jenney Dickey, Both of this town has Been Lawfully 
published for the purpos of marriage 

Zetham French town Clerk 

Novem'r the 29 1795 this Day the above named Joseph Clewley and 
Jenney Dickey ware married By me 

Joshua Hall Elder in the Methodist Ep'l Church Massachusetts 

• f 
Prospect May 12th 1796 this may Certify that the Intention of 

marriage Between Mr Reuben Nickerson Juner and Miss Sloma Eldred 

Both of this town have Been Entered with me and published as the 

Law Directs Zetham French town Clerk 

June 27 1796 this day the above named Reuben Nickerson Juner and 
Sloma Eldred ware marride By me 

Benjamin Shute Justice of the Peace 

Prospect July 11th 1796 this may Certify that Mr Edward Brown 
and Miss Nabay Tower Both of this town have been Lawfully pub- 
lished for the purpos of marrage 

Zetham French town clerk 

July 14 1796 this Day then the within named Edward Brown and 
Nabay Tower ware married By me 

Benjamin Shute Justice of the peace 

Prospect September 15 1796 this may Certify that Mr Jonathan 
Dowe and Miss Polly Black Both of this town have Been Lawfully 
published for the purpose of marriage. Zetham French town clerk 

September 15 1796 this Day the above named Jonathan Dowe and 
Polly Black ware marriade By me 

Benjamin Shute Justice of the peas 

Prospect September 19 1796 this may Certify that Mr Alexander 
Nickels and Miss Prudence Pendleton Both of this town have been Law- 
fully published for the purpose of marriage 

Zetham French town Clerk 

October 2th 1796 this day the above named Alexander Nickels and 
Prudence Pendleton ware marriade By me. 

Benjamin Shute justice of the peas 

Prospect January 9 .1797 this may Certify that Cpt Benjamin 
Young of Warren and Miss Dinah Nickels of Prospect have Been Law- 
fully published for the purpose of marriage 

Zetham French town Clerk 


A Record of JPublishme?its and Marriages in Prospect. 178 

January 9 1797 this Day the above named Benjamin Young and 
Dinah Nickels ware marriade by me 

Benjamin Shute Justice of the peas 

Prospect 25 January 1797 this may Certify that Mr James Feilds 
and Miss Jane Black Both of this town have Been Lawfully published 
for the purpose of marriage Zetham French town clerk 

January 26 1797 this Day the above named James Feilds and Jane 
Black ware marriade Be me Benjamin Shute Justice of the peas 

Prospect Novem'r 2G 1795 this may Certify that the Intention of 
marriage Between Mr Alexander Commings and Miss Bettsy Cousins 
Both of this town have Ben Entered with me and published as the Law 
Directs Zetham French town Clerk 

November 26 1795 this Day the above named Alexander Commings 
and Betsy Cousens ware marriade By me 

Benjamin Shute Justice of the peas 

Prospect April 10 1797 this may Certify that Mr Isaac Carver and 
Miss Hanah Nickels Both of this town have Been Lawfully published 
for the purpose of marriage Zetham French town Clerk 

April 10 1797 this Day the above named Isaac Carver and Hannah 
Nickels ware marriade By me 

Ebenezer Price minster of the Gospel* 

Prospect May 2 1797 this may Certify that Mr Green Pendleton 
and Miss Nancy Parks Both of this town have Been Lawfully published 

for the purpose of marriage Zetham French town Clerk 

May 2 1797 This day the above named Green Pendleton and Nancy 
Parke ware marriade By me 

Ebenezer Price Minister of the Gospel 

1798 (no date) then Intention of marrage between Mr John Clarke 
and Miss Mercy Beat both of Prospect were this day Entered with me 
and published as the Law Directs Joseph Crary t clerk 

November ye 6 1798. This may Certify that Mr William Cordweli 
of Boston & Miss Hannah Hitchborn of Prospect have been lawfully 
Published for the purpose of Marriage 

Joseph Crary T Clerk 

Nov*r ye 6th 1798 This day the above Named William Cordweli & 
Miss Hannah Hichborn were joined together in Marriage by me 

Ebenezer Price Minister of the Gospel 

Prospect December 26th 1797 this May Certify that Mr Andrew 
Dickey and Miss Betsy Lancester Both of this town have Ben Entered 
with me and published as the Law Directs 

Zetham French T. Clerk 

December the 26th 1797 this Day the above named Andrew Dickey 
and Betsy Lancaster ware married By me 

Ebenezer price Minister of Gospel 

* The orthography ol all these cerliiicalet> is entirely thai oi' the recurdiug officer, and 
not of the clergymen or magistrates who solemnized the marriages. 

:i . 

174 A Record of Publishments and Marriages in Prospect. 

July 1st 1797 this may Certify that Mr John Pierce Jr and Miss 
Peggy Boyd Both of this town have Been Entered with me and Pub- 
lished as the Law directs Zetham French town Clerk 

Prospect July 4th 1797 this Day the above named John Pierce Jr and 
Peggy Boyd ware married by me 

Benjamin Shute Justice of peace 

Prospect July the 3 This may Certify that Mr John Davis and Miss 
Hannah Abbet of Orphan Island have been Entered with me & pub- 
lished as the Law Directs Zetham French T. Clerk 

July 3 1797 this Day the above named John Davis and Hannah 
Abbet ware marriade Bv me 

Benjamin Shute Justice of the peace 

Prospect July 6 1797 this may certify that Mr James Nickels Jr & 
Miss Nancv Fowler Both of this town have Been Entered with me & 
published as the Law Directs Zetham French T. Clerk 

July 6 1797 this day the above named James Nickels Jr and Nancy 
Fowler ware marriade By me Benjamin Shute Justice the peace 

Prospect June 27th 1799 this may Certify that |Mr Joseph Mathews 
& Miss Betsy Clifford Both of this town have been Entered with me & 
published as the Law Directs Zetham French T. Clerk. 

June 27th 1799 this Day the above named Joseph Mathews & Betsy 
Clifford ware marriade By me Benjamin Shute Justice of peace 

Return of Marriages solominized Before Simeon Fowler Esqr' from 
April 1798 to April 1799 "to wit" Mr John Clark and Miss Mary Beals 
Both of Prospect ware marriade July the 5th 1798 By me 

Simeon Fowler Justice of the peace 

Prospect October 19 : 1799 this may Certify that Mr John Mason of 
Prospect and Miss Jemina Nickerson of a plantation near Prospect have 
Been Entered with me and published as the Law Directs 

Zetham French T. clerk 

October 19 : 1799 this Day the above Named John Mason & Jeme- 
mah Nickerson ware marriade By me 

Ebenezer Price Minister of the Gospel 

Prospect Nov'r 16: 1799 this may Certify that Mr John Grant of 
Prospect & Miss Phebe Curtis of Frankfort have Been Entered with me 
& published as the Law directs Zetham French T. Clerk 

Novem'r 17 1788 this Day the above named John Grant & Phebe 
Curtis ware marriad by me Benjamin Shute Justice of the peace 

Prospect December 1 : 179G this may Certify that Mr Charles Kemp- 
ton of Frankfort and Miss Lucy Turner of this town have been Entered 
with me and published as the Law directs. Joseph Crary Town Clerk 

December the 1 : 1798 this Day the above named Kemp ton and Lucy 
Turner ware marriad By me Benjamin Shute Justice of peace 

Prospect February 27 18OO this may Certify that Mr Isaac Grifin 
and Miss Olive Benson Both of this town have Been Entered with me & 
published as the Law Directs Zetham French T. Clerk 

[To be continued.] 

Old Indian Purchase on Penobscot River , 1796. 



By ft treaty with the Penobscot Indians, Aug. 1, 1796, the State 
acquired all the rights to lands from Nichols Rock in Eddington, thirty 
miles up the river, excepting Old Town (Indian) Island and those in 
the river above it. In 1797 the General Court authorized Gen. Salem 
Town to survey these lands into townships. He appointed to make the 
survey Park Holland, Jonathan Maynard and John Chamberlain. They 
made their return Dec. 2, 1797, and found 189,426 acres in the tract 
and run it out into nine townships. 

No. 1 E. of Penobscot River, Passadumkeag. 16,716 acres 

21,683 a 

24,270 a 

28,680 a 

20,062 a 

19.200 a 

29,164 a 

No. 4 and No. 5 West of do, which was originally incor- 
porated into the town of Orono, exclusive of Marsh 

Island 28,658 . 

And also a Gore in what is now Eddington, the number of acres in 
which they do not give. 

The two Islands in the river between Argyle and Greenbush they 
called "Great Sugar Island" and "Olamon Island Beauty." They 
found 32 " Squatters" in what is now Orono and Bradley and none in 
any other town. 


Beginning on the Still Water branch and 
river to what is now Veazie line : 

No. 2 




No. 3 



Mil ford, 

No. 4 




No. 1 R. 

1 W 



Ed in burg. 

No. 2 R 

2 W 




No. 3 






down along the 

1. William Lunt, 

2. Capt. Daniel Jameson, 

3. S. Wheeler (White), 

4. M. Crosby, 

5. Abrarn ( ?) Freese, 

6. John Freese, 

7. Capt. Jeremiah Colburn, 

8. Capt. David Reed, 

9. Joshua Ayres, 

10. Capt. John Reed, 2 lots, 

11. Davis lot. 

12. McKennev lot, 

13. Mr. Treat, 

14. Joseph Page, 

15. Joseph Inman, 

16. Archibald McPheters, 

17. Wm. McPheters 

18. Abram Tourtillot. 

19. J. Bussell 

20. Mr. Treat, 

21 . Vaughn lot 


1. Joshua Ayres above Nickels Brook, 6. P. 

2. M. Branch below, 7. D. 

3. N. Spencer. 8. N. 

4. E. Ayres, 9. M. 

5. D. Spencer, 


176 Records of Dover. Piscataquis County. 



NO. 3 IN RANGE 6. 


Thomas Davee was Town Clerk of Dover for 1823 and for several 
years afterwards. He moved to BlaDchard, then Somerset County, 
1832. He was an active man of affairs and was member of Congress 
while a resident of Blanchard in 1837 and 39. Undoubtedly he was a 
farmer with his other avocations, for among the sheep marks in these 
records appear the following : 

44 Thomas Davee, mark of sheep — a square crop off of each ear and 
a hole in each ear. Rec. and recorded Mar. 7, 1828. Thomas Davee, 


1. William Huston, born February 21, 1785. 

2. Betsy Moore, born October 15, 1792. 

3. Alexander Greenwood Houston, born Nov. 20. 1814. 

4. Mary Moore Houston, born Aug. 2, 1816. 

5. Betsy Moore Houston, born July 24, 1818. 

6. John Bradley, born April 5, 1797. 

7. Thomas Spaulding Bradley, born September 18, 1820. 

8. Abigail Bradley, born February 28, 1822. 
. 9. Thomas Davee, born Dec. 9, 1797. 

10. Ruth Davee, born June 8, 1800. 

11. Mary Barrows Davee, born June 5, 1822. 

12. Sarah Silvester Davee, born Dec. 23, 1826. 

13. David Haynes, born May 8, 1798. 
Nancy Haynes, born Aug. 18, 1802. 
Hiram Hinkley Haynes, born June 6, 1821. 
Matilda Ann Haynes, born Nov. 20, 1822. 
James Cushing, born April 8, 1788. 
Cyrus Moore, born March 11, 1798. 
Edwin R. Favor, born August 30, 1801. ' 
Lucinda Favor, born March 10, 1809. 
Orville Burton Favor, born Feb. 7, 1827. 
Jonathan Blethen, born March 9, 1802. 
Mary Blethen, born July 1. 1804. 


March 23, 1823, Eben S. Greely and Esther Moore. 

Aug. 10, 1823, Benjamin Hammond of Foxcroft and Amelia 
Longly of Dover. 

Sept. 22, 1823, Asa Sturtevant of Foxcroft and Sarah Dow of 

Aug. 1, 1813, William Huston of Plantation No. 3 and Betsy Moore 
of Plantation No. 7. 

Town Roads Laid Out in Trenton, 1804. 177 

Jan 30, 1815, Joseph Shepard and Pollv Lambert both of Plantation 
No. 3. 

March 30, 1816, Isriel Johnson of Blue Hill and Elizabeth Stephens 
Mitchell of this plantation. 

September 22, 1823, Job Dow of Dover and Mary Chandler of 

November, 1#23, Luther Mack and Polly Kittredge both of Dover. 

July 5, 1824, Abraham Longly of Dover and Elizabeth Thornton of 


"■ Beginning at the road between Capt William Hopkins and Mr. Job 
Anderson where they intended to build their School House and running 
due N 6 miles to Mr. Morrison's House, from thence continuing the 
same course 240 rods to the Town line, from the aforesaid Morrison's 
to brink of Union River Due W 116 rods which is laid out for a Town 
Landing, from Mr. Morrison's N W corner on Union River Brink Due 
E 430 rods to Daniel Trueworthy's S E corner bounds, from thence 
E. S. E. 520 rods to Barnabas Young's bounds which leads to Jordan's 
rivershore, and laid out heretofore for a Town Landing, from the Town 
Road leading to Meadow Point (so called) to Capt. Blunt's store on the 
Beach S 22 W distance 82 rods intended for a Town Landing from the 
Town Line which separates the Town of Sullivan from that of Trenton 
due West 1000 rods or 3 miles and 40 rods to Jordan's river Ferry. 

Sylvester Murphy, 
Joseph Morrison, 
Robert Gilpatrick." 


A. In the earlv davs much trouble was caused bv strangers coming: 
from the main land ami cutting hay on the marshes and meadows. At 
the first Plantation Meeting held on the Island of Mount Desert, March 
10,1776, it was: — "Voted that John Tinker, Thomas Wasgatt and 
Abraham Somes be a committee to take care of the meadows on this 
and the adjacent Islands in this District both salt and fresh that 
strangers may not destroy them or any other of the privileges belonging 
to said Island. " 

"Voted that the committee for the meadows call on Mr. John Tinker 
and Mr. Amariah Leland to render an account of what hay was cut and 
carried off the Island last year. " 

P — 18. The are no Beavers on the Island now. 

W— 32. Robert's Meadow. 

H— 33. Otter Creek Brook. 

— E. M. Homer, West Eden. 

* From the Town Records. 

178 Manasseh Smith of Wiscasset. 


Manasseh Smith was son of Abijah Smith of Leominster, Mass., 
born Dec. 25, 1748. He grad. H. C. 1773. He at first chose 
the ministry for a profession but afterwards studied law, and 
settled in Hollis, N. H. He married Hannah, daughter of Daniel 
Emerson of that place, 17 Feb., 1774. She was born Oct. 11, 
1745. He moved to Wiscasset Point, then in the town of Pow- 
nalborou°:h, in 1788. His business was largely office business. 
He attended the Courts at Castine. He was a man of integrity, 
bluff in manner, but kind in heart. Mrs. Smith died April 16, 
1825. He died May 20, 1825. The inscription on his grave- 
stone reads as follows : 

"Manasseh Smith, Senior. 

Born in Leominster, Mass., Dec. 25,1748. Graduated at Harvard 
College 1773. He was a Chaplain in the Revolutionary Army, and 
Clerk of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts. Settled in this 
town 1788; declined publick offices, devoted himself to the duties of 
his profession, the happiness of his familv, and the offices of piety." 

Died May 20, 1825." 

Children were : 

i. Hannah, b. 177 — . ua. Col. Samuel S. Seavey of Wiscasset; published 
Oct. 19, 1793. Removed to Wisconsin. 

ii. Mary, born 177 — , married Ivory Hovey. Jr., of Berwick, pub. July 
19, 1796. He settled in Thomaston, then Dover, X. H., then returned 
to Thomaston, probably that part now Rockland. His father. Dr. 
Ivory Hovey of Berwick, had large interests early at Union River, 
now Ellsworth, and the son was there often on his father's busi- 
ness. Mrs. Hovey died 21 April. 1S4S. aged 72. 

Hi. Lydia R.. b. 177 — ; unmarried: died Julv 16, 1S58. aged 80. 

iv. Manasseh, b. 1780 (?) ; grad. II. C. 1800; settled as a lawyer in War- 
ren. He was an able, successful and honorable lawyer. He m. 
Olivia Hovey of Berwick. He was a worthy and prominent citizen. 
He died away from home, at Court. Feb. 3, 1S22. aged 42. Children : 

1. Manasseh, b. June, 1806; died Aug. 11. 

2. Manasseh. bap. Oct. 22, 1507; grad. B. C. 1526; in. Mary M. 

Dole, of Alna, Oct. 4. 1S37. He moved to Portland Sept. 
15, 1858, where he died June 15, 1S65. Madame Smith 
resides in Portland. Several children. 

3. Frances O., bap. May 27, 1810; m. William T. Hilliard of Old- 

town, Nov. 15, 1831. Removed to Bangor, where he died. 
Mrs. Hilliard resides with her daughter. Mrs. N. S. Harlow, 
in Bangor. 

4. Eliza W., bap. Aug. 2. 1812; in. Doctor James C. Bradbury 

of Old Town. He d. Oct. 3, 1865. aged 59. She d. Sept. 1S\ 

5. Hannah E., m. Charles Woodman of Burlington, June 3. 1851. 

Removed to Bangor where she died Sept. 13, 1883. 

6. Olive S., b. Sept. 5.1819; d. in Union Nov. 29. 1873. and buried 

at Warren. 

Manassek Smith of Wiscasset. 179 

v. Joseph Emerson, b. March 6, 1782; grad. H. C. 1804; lawyer; 
settled in Boston. Unmarried; died March 12, 1837; buried at 

vi. Lucy, b. Sept. 22, 1783; d. 28 April, 1840. 

vii. Samuel Emerson, b. March 12, 178S; grad. H. C. T808; lawyer; 
admitted to Suffolk bar Feb. 25, 1S12; settled in Wiscasset 1812; 
Representative 1819-20; Chief Justice of Court of Common Pleas 
1821; Associate of the New Court 1822. Judge Ware of the U. S. 
District Court studied law with him. Governor of Maine 1831-32-33, 
and resided at Augusta; m. Louisa S., dau. of Henry W. Fuller of 
Augusta, Sept. 12. 1832; returned to Wiscasset 1S34, and was again 
judge 1S35 to 1837. He d. March 4. 1860; Mrs. Smith d. March 6, 
1884. Childt en: 

1. Samuel E., b. Aug. 31, 1833; grad. H. C. 1854 ; lawyer; Wis- 

casset; Senator; unmarried; died 1881. 

2. Joseph E., b. Mar. 19, 1S35. Grad. B. C. 1854. Lawyer; first 

Wiscasset; removed to Chicago 1S69. Twice married. Died 
June 16. 1S8J. 

3. Henry W. F., b. May 6. 1837. d. Oct. 26, 1866. 

4. Edwin M., b. Dec. 26, 1839. Lawyer, of Thomaston. Killed 

at the battle of Fair Oaks, May, 1S62. 

5. Benjamin F., b. Feb. 28. 1842. Grad. B C. 1863. Lawyer; 

settled in Chicago; returned to Wiscasset 1871. He m. 
Marion L., daughter of Daniel M. Howard, Esquire, of Ban- 
gor, Dec. 25, 1866. He died Mar. 23, 1885. 
viii. Edwin, the only child born in Wiscasset, b. July 14, 1790. Grad. H.C, 
1811; lawyer; settled in Warren 1S22. He m. Caroline E. Head of 
Waldoborough, Aug. 15. 1820. He died Sept. 13. 1875. Children: 

1. Samuel E.. b. 20th Apr., 1821. Grad. B.C. 1839; lawyer; 

settled in Warren, then Thomaston. Cashier. He id. Marian 
Copeland of Warren, 1845. Died Dec. 5, 1855. Five chil- 
dren, one of whom, an elegant writer of prose and poetry, is 
Ella M. m. Joseph E. Moore, lawyer, of Thomaston. He 
grad. B. C. ]S65. 

2. Edwin, b. Mar. 30, 1S26; m. Frances, dau. of Thomas H. 

Hodgman, Feb. 5. 1852, merchant in W^arren, now retired. 
Senator. Two children, who have died, 

Jacob Hart, of Walpole Mass., later of Brewer, now Holden, 
was given three notes for services in the Revolutionary War as 
Sergeant : 

1. Jan., 1782, for £23, 6s. od. payable in 1784. 

2. Jan., 1782, for £23, 6s. 5d. payable in 1785. 

3. Jan., 1782. for £23, 6s. od. payable in 1786. 

Subsequently some person obtained the money somehow on 
these notes by forgery. The General Court by a Resolve of 
June 14, 1792, authorized payment to Hart. 

The New Haven Colony Society Papers. Vol. V. New Haven. 
Printed for the Society, 1894. Has been received and is a most inter- 
esting and valuable volume. 


180 Samuel Moody \ Jr., of Brunswick. 


He was son of Samuel and Esther (Green*) Moody of New- 
castle, N. H., and was born Oct. 29, 1699. The father moved 
his family to Falmouth, now Portland. The son graduated 
Harvard College 1718. He studied medicine and was appointed 
a surgeon in the army 1722. He resided in Falmouth until about 
1734 when he moved to Brunswick. He was appointed com- 
mander of Fort George there probably the same year. In 1743 
he was one of a committee appointed to build block houses for the 
protection of the frontier settlers against the Indians. He married 
Mary, daughter of Col. John Wheelwright of Wells, Jan. 12, 
1725. She was born June 11, 1702. He died in Brunswick and 
the inscription on his gravestone there is as follows : 

" Here Lyes the Body of 

Samuel Moody Esquire 

One of His Majesty's Just's of ye 

Peace for the County of York 

And Commander of His Majesty's 

Fort George in Brunswick 

who deceased May 6. 1756. " 

In his will of May 6, 1756, proved Oct. 2, 1758, he names 

wife Mary, children, Nathaniel Green, Samuel and Joshua. His 

children were : 

i. Nathaniel Green, b. Falmouth, Feb. 3. 1726. 

ii. William, b. do. May lb'. 1728. 

Hi. Samuel, b. do. Aug. 1, 1730. -'Lieut. Samuel Moody of Fort George" 
was published in Brunswick, Oct. 25. 1757. to Mrs. Hannah, daughter 
of Capt. John .Minot. She was b. in Fort Richmond (Bowdoin- 
ham), March 9, 1734. He is said to have lived in Portland but the 
dates of the births of his children from 1758 to 17G3 are in the 
Brunswick Records. He moved to Harpswell and later to Bath. 
Administration was granted on the estate of Samuel Moody, boat 
builder of Bath,f to John M. Moody, May 21, 1801. Children from 
Brunswick Records : 

1. Marv. b. 17 Oct., 1758. 

2. Esther Wheelwright, b. 14 Mar.. 1762. 

3. Elizabeth, b. 23 June. 1764; m. probably Daniel Philbrook of 

Bath. June 23, 1793. She d. 8 May, 1843. 

4. John Minot, b. 16 Aug., 1766. Lived in Bath; shipbuilder; 

Representative to General Court; m. and had children, 
among whom one son, Chas. E. Moody. 

5. Samuel, b. 18 Oct., 1768; lived in Bath; ship builder and 

master mariner. 
iv. Joshua, b. Falmouth, 5 July, 1733. 
V. Mary, b. Brunswick, 17 June, 1737. 

* She Was daughter of Nathaniel Ureen of Boston. They were married April 4, 1635. 
t Lincoln Ke ords. 

X HUtory of B itn, p. 351, says rainy of his defendants graduated at Harvard Col- 
lege and became men of eminence, clergymen of note, etc. 

State Tax in Hancock County, 1793. 181 


Polls. Towns. Tax on each £1000. 

237 Penobscot £1, 

170 Deer Isle 0, 

206 Mount Desert 1, 

85 Islesborough 

82 Goldsborouglj 

129 Vinal Haven 

97 Orrington 

78 Belfast 

106 Sullivan 

23S Frankfort 1, 

143 Sedgwick 

83 Blue Hill 

80 Trenton 

55 Plantation No. 2 East of Penobscot Kiver. . . 

34 Adjacents to Sullivan 

49 Bangor & Adjacents 

50 Duck Trap 



































1,967 12 9, 74 

(Gen.) Waldo's Claim 1 7, 6 

£13 17 H 



44 The Proportions of Moneys to Each Class as School District : 

To Jourdan's River, £7— 14s 

" Oak Point, £4— 10s 

Fount D La Valle, £4— 10s 

Jordan's Class, 7 — 14 

Kilkenny, 5—19 

Union River or Jellison's Class, 16 — 2 

Reed's Brook, W side River, 5 — 5 

£51— 14s 


44 Voted to be set off from the Destrick " (Ellsworth) . 


44 Voted to see if the Destrick (Ellsworth) will settle with the Town 
at their proposal." 

182 Wheelwright Families — Additions and Corrections. 

whep:lwkight families— additions and correc- 
tions. VOL. 9.* 

Page 17. John 1 Wheelwright was at Sidney College, Cambridge, not 

Page 76. Mary 3 Wheelwright, of Samuel 2 , married James Smith 1702. 

Page 77. John 4 Wheelwright, Jr., son of Col. John 3 , married first Mary, 
daughter of Jeremiah Allen ; he married second Elizabeth, daughter of 
Nathaniel Green. She died 1748. He married third Elizabeth Weeks. He 
died 1760. 

Page 78. John 5 Wheelwright, son of Samuel 4 . 

John 5 Wheelwright, son of Samuel 4 , the second son of that name; 
married Sarah Cordis, not Condis. 

Page 79. Jeremiah 4 Wheelwright, son of Col. John 3 , born March 5, 
1698. His father deeded him lands. He married first Mary Bosworth. He 
married seeond Mrs. Damaris (Dennis) Jose, widow of Richard Jose of 
Portsmouth. Children: 

i. Jeremiah 5 , Jr., by first wife; b. 1731; m. Mary Davis of Gloucester. 
They had eight children. 

1. Abraham 6 , b. 17G0. 

2. Jeremiah 5 , had son Jeremiah 7 , b. Sept. 15. 1781. who had son 

George*, b. Sept. 19, 1813. 

3. Ebenezer 6 . 

4. Tamson 6 . 

5. Esther 6 and three others. 
ii. Mary, m. in Saco. 

iii. John. 

Page 79. Mary Wheelwright, who married Doctor Jonathan Clark, was 
probably daughter of Joseph 4 and Alice Wheelwright. 

Page 80. Thomas 4 Wheelwright, son of Joseph 3 and Alice, born 10 Apr., 

Lucy 4 Wheelwright, daughter of Joseph 3 and Alice, born 27 Apr., 1711. 

Joseph 4 Wheelwright, son of Joseph 3 and Alice, married Mary Curtis. 

Their daughter Alice married four times: , Parsons, Hubbard, Capt. 

Tboma6 Bragdon, and another. 

Page 80. '• Benjamin 4 , son of Joseph 3 , " was not son of Joseph 3 , but son of 
Joseph 4 ; born 1763; married Mary Clark Nov. 18, 1784. He died 1791. 

* I am indebted to W. K. Watkins, No. 18 Somerset St., Boston. 

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at a loss., and has not been up to what the Publisher 
would like, but it was the best I could do. I should 
like to continue it, and if its friends will kindly in- 
terest themselves by procuring new subscribers, it 
will be continued. 

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Burlington. Maine. A Sketch.. 199 

Grave Stones, About 201 

Prospect, Town Records. Extracts therefrom 202 

Penobscot Expedition, 1779, Documents relating thereto 204 

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Maine, Incorporation of Towns, 1S02 to 1820.... 

Page, David, of Fryeburg, and his Descendants 

Grave Stone Inscriptions 

Mrllbridge, Maine, with Maps 

Costigan, Lawrence, an Old Penobscot Lumberman 

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First Election of President and Vice President, 178S 

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Massachusetts Law in the Xineteenth Century. A Pardon Case Refused 
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Vol. IX. Bangor, Me., Oct., Nov., Dec, 1894. Nos. 10, 11, 12. 



The early land Grants or Patents in Maine were made by the 
Crown and by the Indians without much regard to each other or 
to location or to boundaries. 


This Patent, the most ancient and long lived, was made by the 
li Council of Plymouth, Enerlaud," who were grantees of the Crown 
in 1620, to William Bradford and others of New Plymouth in New 
England, Jan. 13, 1629: 

''Forasmuch as they (the Pilgrims) had no convenient Place 
either of trading or fishing within their own Precincts." 

The Grant* was of " all of that part of New England in America 
which lieth within or between and extendeth itself betw r een the 
utmost limits of Cobbisecontee which adjoineth to the river Ken- 
nebec, towards the western ocean and a place called the Falls at 
Neguamkike in America aforesaid and the space of fifteen miles 
each side of the river commonly called the Kennebec that lies 
within it* limits. " It may never be known where these Falls 
were, but the Patent was a broad one. 

In 1640 Bradford and others sold out to Plymouth Colony, 
which built torts and trading houses nnd carried on a large busi- 

* History of Augusta, page 3: history of Gardiner, page 32, and the Maine Historical 
Society's Keports, Vol. 5, page 3y. 



184 A Famom Lmv Suit, 1765-1766. 

ness at Kennebec. The Colon y claimed all the territory from 
Casco Bay to Pemaquid and from the ocean to Caritunk Falls, 
and established Courts and a 4i body of laws" for its protection. 
Minor offenses and small civil suits were tried at Kennebec, while 
trials for higher crimes and causes appealed were tried by the 
General Court at Plymouth. For over twenty years they 
exercised jurisdiction over the larger part of the territory 
claimed by them. 

The northerly line of the Patent was shadowy, and to protect 
the Colony and improve the title, more Indian titles were obtained 
in 1648 and 1653. 

The Colony of Massachusetts Bay was constantly encroaching 
in the western part of the Province of Maine, and by judicious 
manipulation obtained the consent of a majority of the inhabitants 
of the Province to annex it to Massachusetts. 

October 27, 1661, Plymouth Colony sold out its interest in 
the Patent for 400£ to some Boston men, viz.: Autipas Boies, 
Edward Tyng, Thomas Brattle and John Winslow. 

The Colony of Massachusetts Bay was growing strong, Ply- 
mouth Colony was growing weak and ic virtually surrendered. 

From 1661 to 1751 very little is known of the Patent ; but few 
of the heirs of the grantees of 1661 had any share iu it. The 
land speculators had got hold of it They built forts at Richmond, 
now Bowdoinham, and at Frankfort, now Dresden, in 1751. 

In June the owners were incorporated under the name ot the 
* 'Proprietors of the Kennebec Purchase." The modern way of 
promoting is not new. 

In the meantime, by the reduction of the French in Canada bv* 
the English in 1759, the property of the compauy was much 
increased in value and fabulous estimates were put upon it. 

Many other claimants had arisen, whose claims had overlapped 
the Kennebec Proprietors, and the Company determined to com- 
pel them to settle or recognize it. Dr. Sylvester Gardiner of 
Boston was a large proprietor and a man of great energy and 
determination, and by direction of the Company be undertook 
the job. Long, tedious and expensive litigation ensued, the 
results of which will be shown. 

A Pamous Law Suit, 1765—1^66. 1$5 


Was derived from Indian Chiefs, who in 1649, deeded lands to 
Christopher Lawson ; he sold out to Clark & Lake in 1653. 
These lands were east of Kennebec River. In the lapse of time 
this claim passed into the hands of land speculators. The 
Kennebec Company compromised with the owners of this claim 
in 1758, by an agreement that : "The north line of the present 
town of Woolwich should be the south line of the Plymouth 
Patent and the north line of the Clark & Lake Claim. " 


In 1663 the Indians sold George Davie, a] settler at Wiscasset 
Point, a large tract of land west of the Sheepscot River which 
included the present town of Wiscasset, and another tract east of 
Sheepscot. In 1734 certain wealthy and influential Boston 
gentlemen had come into possesion of these lands and formed a 
company called the Wiscasset Company. The Kennebec Com- 
pany compromised with them in 1762 by fixing the boundary 
line at: 

" Half way between the Sheepscot and Kennebec rivers from 
Monsweag Bay to the Upper Narrows in Sheepscot River. " 


The Plymouth England Company is said to have granted a 
Patent to Thomas Purchase and George Way, June 16, 1632, of: 

"All lands lying on both sides of the Pejepscot river on the 
eastern end of the Androscoggin river on Kennebec river and 
Casco Bay." 

This Patent was never recorded and is said to have been lost ; 
the evidence of its existence was by frequent references to it in 
ancient deeds.* This Patent covered a part of the Plymouth 
Patent, and while its existence may have been doubtful, it served 
for a foundation. 

July 4, 1683, John Shapleigh as agent for certain heirs and 
claimants sold % to Richard Wharton of Boston. July 7, 1684, f 
Wharton mended his titles by the purchase of lands of Worumbo 

* History of Brunswick, p. 7. 

t York Deeds, vol. 4, pp. 14, 15, IT. 

186 A Famous Laic Suit^ 1765-1766. 

and other Indians. He died in London in 1690, insolvent. 
Ephraim Savage was appointed administrator Dec. 30, 1693. 

Savage sold Wharton's interest in the Purchase Nov. 5, 1714, 
to Adam Winthrop, Thomas Hutchinson, John Watts, Stephen 
Minot, Oliver Noves, David Jeffries and John Kuck of Boston, 
and John Wentworth of Portsmouth. N. H.. for £140. Thev 
bought up other claims. Bv iudicious management thev obtained 
a confirmation of their title from the General Court May 27, 1715. 
They made some claim to the town of Bath as against the Kenne- 
bec proprietors. The conflict between these two companies was 
long and tedious. A compromise was effected Feb. 20, 1758, 
which was not final; another settlement was made May 29 and 
June 11, 1766 (in the shadow of this great trial) when, among 
other things, the Pejepscot Company released all their claim to 
lands between the "New Meadows and Kennebec river" to the 
Kennebec Company. This included Bath. The Pejepscot pro- 
prietors had left to them the present towns of Danville, Lewiston. 
Greene, a part of the towns of Lisbon, Leeds, Poland and Minot, 
and the towns of Durham, Bowdoin, Topsham, Brunswick and 
■Harpswell. The Kennebec Company had the territory to the 
northward. Having now compromised or settled with all the 
other claimants, the Kennebec Company turned its attention to 
the poor settlers at Bath who seemed to have no rich or influen- 
tial friends. No attempts to compromise are seen. 


Rev. Robert Gutch or Gooch from Salem came to Kennebec 
river, and May 2!>, 1660, bought of Robin Hood and other 
Indians a tract of land which was substantially what was incor- 
porated into the town of Bath, Feb. 17, 1781. This deed was 
recorded in York Records, vol. 2, folio 32, Oct. 27, 1667. 
Gutch died in 1666. He had a family of children, some of whom 
.lived in the vicinity, but nothing is seen of them until about 1740 
when new settlements began there under claims from the heirs of 
Gooch. Dr. Sylvester Gardiner, with the consent of the company, 
undertook to prosecute its claim on the Bath territory. Dr. 
Gardiner probably for the purposes of this case sold out to David 
Jeffries of Boston, or appointed him as attorney. David Jeffries, 

A Famous Law Suit, 1765-1766. 187 

clerk of Boston, claiming title under Sylvester Gardiner, by deed 

of April 1, 1762, brought a suit against one Joseph Shepard of 

George Town for : 

"Twelve thousand acres of land in George Town more or 
less, beginning on the westerly side of the Chops of Merrymeet- 
ing Ray, thence southerly down the Kennebec River as the river 
runs to Winnegance Creek, thence to the farthest part of said 
Creek, thence bv the nearest and most direct route to New 
Meadows Bay, and from thence alon«: said Bav westerly and 
northerly up to Stevens river and by said river and Creek to the 
bridge above the head thereof, and from said bridge north to 
Merrymeeting Bay, thence north westerly along said Bay to the 
Chops aforesaid, being the first mentioned boundary, the same 
being parcel of the Tract called the Kennebec Purchase from the 
late Colony of New Plymouth. " 

This suit was for the whole, not a part of the town. 

Shepard, as far as is seen, was a man of straw. The case was 
originally brought in the Inferior Court and by sham demurrer 
carried to the " Superior Court of Judicature. " Here a new 
party appears : Colonel Nathaniel Donnell,* an eminent citizen of 
York, was upon petition admitted to defend. Jeffries found his 
match. This Nathaniel Donnell of York was a kinsman (and 
probably uncle) of the other Nathaniel Donnell, the settler in 
Bath prior to 1750, who claimed rights under the Gooch claim. 
The York man bought lands of the Bath man, and he in turn sold 
to others, and this obliged him to defend. The case was tried at 
the term held in Cumberland County the fourth Tuesday of June, 
1765. The full bench of judges were present, viz. : Chief Justice 
Thomas Hutchinson of Milton, afterwards Lieut. Governor; 
Benjamin Lynde of Salem, afterwards Chief Justice 1781 ; John 
Cushing of Scituate ; Peter Oliver, afterward Chief Justice, and 
Edward Trowbridge, of Cambridge, sometime Attorney General. 
The most able and efficient lawyers of the country were employed 
at the trial. For the plaintiff were Jeremiah Gridley of Boston, 
Attorney General ; James Otis, Jr., of Boston, the great patriot: 
and William Cushing of Pownalboro, afterward Chief Justice 
1777, and Judge of the Supreme Court of the United States. 
For the defendant were William Parker of Portsmouth, N. H., 

* Col. Nathaniel Donnell wa* horn in York Nov. 18. 1689, and died there Feb. 9,1780. 

188 A Famous Law Suit, 1765-1766. 

afterward Judge of Admiralty and of the Supreme Court of New- 
Hampshire ; Daniel Farnham of Newbury, and David Sewall of 
York, afterward Judge of the Supreme Court 1777 and the first ^ 
Judse of the United States District Court for Maine 1789 to 1818. 
Such an array of judges and attorneys was never seen in Maine 
before nor since. The case was tried and the jury found for 
Donnell and judgment was entered upon their verdict. Later 
Jeffries brought a writ of review, as he had a right to do, and that 
was entered and tried at the court held in Falmouth (Portland) 
on the fourth Tuesday of June, 1766. A great concourse of 
people were present. Parson Smith says in his Journal : " June 
29, Sunday, the Lieut. Governor (Sir Francis Bernard), Judge 
Oliver, Mr. Goff, Mr. AVinthrop and Mr. Bow T doin at Meeting. ' 
The case was thoroughly contested, but the jury under the 
instructions of the court, brought in a verdict for Donnell again. 
At the end of the record is the following :* 

"Immediately after entering up this^Judgmeut, the plaintiff 
moved for an appeal from the same unto his Majesty in Council. 
Not granted : the Court being of opinion that by the Royal 
Charter an appeal does not lie in this case. " 

In all probability the defense plead the Gooch Claim and 
possessory rights, both. 

The Kennebec Company were defeated and gave up the 

James Sullivan of Berwick was a law student in 1766 and 
settled in George Town 1767. Attorney General, 1790-1807, 
and Governor 1807-1808. He wrote a history of Maine, 1795- 
I quote from pages 118 and 119 : — 

44 There can be no pretension that this was the true construc- 
tion of the (Kennebec) Patent. * But the construction 
by the judges was popular, and under all the circumstances 
* * * very equitable and just. There is something in popular 
opinion which never fails to influence the tribunals of Justice 
in a Country : * * * it is always more agreeable to Judges to 
have a coincidence of public opinion for their support. In the 
case above the rights of the Crown w r ere not concerned and the 
decision was popular. " 

* Court Records 176-t-G5-(i6. paee 205. T am undor obligation* to Hon. Jo«fah H. 
Drummond fur an examination ol them. 

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February 27 1800 this Day the above named Mr Isaac Grifin & Miss 
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Mary Ridley ware marriaed By me 

Benjamin Shute Justice of the peace 

190 A Record nf Publishments and Marriages in Prospect. 


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Benjamin Shute Justice of peace. 

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. Benjamin Shute Justice of the peace 

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Benjamin Shute Justice of the peace 

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Ebenezer Price Minster of the Gospel at Belfast 

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Nathiei Kidder Justice of the peace 

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February 3rd 1803 this Day the above named Charles Fulker and 
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Nathaniel Kidder Justice of the peace 

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A Record of Publishments and Marriages in Prospect. 191 

November the 6 1803 this Day the above named Ephraim Grant 
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Benjamin Shute Justice of the peace 

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May 22 1804 this Day the above named John Shute and Lvdia 
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Benjamin Shute Justice of the peace 

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transient people but now are Resident in this town have been Entered 
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Zetham French town Clerk 

November the 26 : 1804 this day the above named Samuel Richard 

and Peggy Pickare ware marriade By me 

Benjamin Shute Justice of the peace 

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Nathaniel Kidder Justice of the peace 

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Gospel ordained at large. 

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Mighill Blood Minister of the Gospel at Buckstown 

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with me and published as the Law Directs 

Zetham French town Clerk 

January 19 1806 this Day the above named Joseph Sandborn and 
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Gospel ordained at large 

192 A Record of Publishments and Marriages in Prospect. 

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and Miss Mary Brown ware Joined Id Marriage on the 27th of Septem- 
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Church and Congregation in Bucks- 
town their being no settled ordained 
Minister in said town of Prospect. 
Zetham French town Clerk 

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Lucy Staple Both of this town have Been Entered with me and pub- 
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July the 6 1808 this Day the above Named James Hagan and Lucy 
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published as the Law Directs Zetham French town Clerk 

December the 15 : 1808 this day the above Named Abraham Mudget 
and Judah Grant ware mariaed By me. 

Joshua Hall minister of the Gospel 
ordained at Laige 

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Wedlock Mr Robert Thompson and Miss Theodoisa Staples of this 
town of Prospect Joshua Hall minister of the Gosptl 

ordained at Large 

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Zetham French town Clerk 

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me and published in the town of Prospect as the Law Directs 

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and Comfort Marston ware Married By me 

Joshua Hall Minister of the Gospel 
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published in the town of Prospect as the Law Directs 

Zetham French town Clerk 

July the 20 1812 this Day the above Named James Porter and Mary 
Turner ware marriade By me. 

Joseph P. Martin Esqr. Justice of the peace 

A Record of Publishments and Mar Hog e 8 in Prospect. 193 

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Joseph P. Martin, Esqr justice of the peace 

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Miss Pepinah Elles Both of this town have Been Entered with me and 
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Zvthain French town clerk 

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Castm and MUs Edey Staples of Prospect have been Entered with me 
aud published in the town of Prospect as the Law Directs. 

Zetham French town Clerk 

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Staples ware marriade By me Henry Black Justice of the Peace 

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Zetham Frt-nch town Clerk 

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Henrv Black Justice of the peace 

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published in the town of Frospect as to Law Directs 

Zetham French town Clerk 

May 13 1813 this day the above named Simeon Lackey and Dolly 
Staples ware maniade by me Henry Black Justice of the peace 


194 A Record of Publishments and Marriages in Prospect. 

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of Belfast and Miss Betsey Shute of Prospect have been entered with 
me and published in the town of Prospect as the law directs 

Zetham French town Clerk 

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Betsey Shute ware mariad By me Henry Black Justis of the peace. 

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and Miss Jane Black Both of this town have Been Entered with me and 
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and published In the town of Prospect as the Law Directs 

Zetham French town Clerk 

this Day the above Named Winthrop Ellis and Eunice Munsey ware 
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and Miss Isabel Staples Both of this town have been Entered with me 
and published In the town of Prospect as the Law Directs 

Zetham French town Clerk 

this Day the above Named Simeon Fletcher and Isabel Staples ware 
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this day the above named James Rendel 2d and Lydia Staples ware 
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This day the above Named Thomas Runnels and Elizabeth Young 
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me and published In the town of Piospect as the Law Directs 

Zetham French town clerk 

this day the above named James Staples 2d and Jane Ciefford ware 
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H. Harriman and Miss Polly Partridge Both of this town Have Been 
Entered with me and published in the town of Prospect as the Law 
Directs Zetham French town Clerk 

this day the above Named Daniel H. Harriman and Polly Partridge 
ware marriade By me Henry Black justice of the peace 

A Record of Publishments and Marriages in Prospect. 195 

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and Miss Mary Riddel Both of this town have been Entered with rne 
and published in the town of Prospect as the Law Direct 

Zetham French town Clerk 

this day the above Named John Black and Mary Riddel ware 
Marriade by me Henry Black Justice of the peace 

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Directs Zetham French town Clerk 

this Day the above Named James Witherington and Martha Sweetzei 
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Zetham French town Clerk 

this Day the above named Smith Hopkins and Susannah Dweiley 
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Grant and Miss Betsey Staples Both of this town have Been Entered 
with me and published In the town of Prospect as the Law Directs 

Zetham French town Clerk 

this Day the above named Samuel Grant and Betsey Staples ware 
marriade By me Henry Black justice of the peace 

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Miss Abagail Berry both of this town have Been Entered with me and 
published In the town of Prospect as the Law Directs 

Zetham French town Clerk 

this Day the above named Peter Musheree and Abagail Berry ware 
Marriade By me Ebenezer Williams Justice of the peace 

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with me and published In the town of Prospect as the Law Directs 

Zetham French town clerk 

this Day the above named Robert Paterson and Polley Shute ware 
Marriade By me Henry Black justice of the peace 

this may certify that Mr Samuel Stowers 2d of Prospect and Miss 
Experene Borden of Salem have been entered with me and Published 
In the town of Prospect as the Law Directs 

Zetham French town Clerk 

Prospect March the 12 1815 this Day the above named Samuel 
Stoweis 2d and Experene Boden ware Married By me 

Henry Black justice of the Peace 

this may certify that Mr Josiah Grant of Penobscot and Miss 
Elizabeth Staples of Prospect have been Entered with me and Published 
In the town of Prospect as the Law Directs 

Zetham French town Clerk. 

196 A Hecord of Publishments and Marriages in Prospect. 

Prospect April 30th 181. 5 this Day the above Named Josiah Grant 
and Elizabeth Staple ware Marriad By me 

Joseph P. Martin Justice of the peace 

this may certify that Mr. Stephen George and Miss Rebecca Colson 
Both of this town have been Entered with me and Published In the town 
of Prospect as the Law Directs Zetham French town Clerk 

Prospect August the 24 1815 this Day the above Named Stephen 
George and Rebecca Col&on ware marriade By me 

Thomas Merrill Preacher of the Gosoel 
and Pastor of the Baptist Church Soci- 
ety In Prospect and Swan Plantation. 

this may certify that Mr Asa Carter and Miss Jemima Ellis Both of 
this town have Been Entered with me and publish* d In the town of 
Prospect as the Law Directs Zetham French town clerk 

Prospect November the 5 1815 this Day the above Named Asa Car- 
ter and Jemima Ellis ware Married By me 

Joseph P. Martin Justice of the peace 

this may certify that Mr Joseph Ewell and Miss Rutha Fowler both 
of this town have Been Entered with me and published in the Town of 
Prospect as the Law Directs Zetham French town clerk 

Prospect June the 6 1816 this Day the above named Joseph Ewell 
and Ruth Fowler ware Marriade By me 

Tho nas Merrill Pastor of th* 1 First Baptist 
Society in Prospect and Swan's Plantation. 

this may certify that Mr. Simeon Pendleton of Islesborough and Miss 
Pollv Fowler of : ro^-pect have Been Entered with me and published In 
the town of Prospect as the Law Directs. Zetham French town Clerk 

Prospect December "26 1816 this Day the ab <\e Named Simeon 
Pendleton and Polly Fowler ware Marriade By me 

Thomas Merrill Pastor of the First Baptist 
Society in Prospect and Swan's Plantation. 

this may certify that Mr Isaac Closson of Deer Isle and Miss Polly 
Randell of Prospect have Been Entered with me and published In the 
town of Prospect as the Law Directs. Zetham French town Clerk 

Prospect INI arch 11 1817 this may certify that Mr David Colcord Jr 
and Miss Rebecea Harriman Both of this town have Been Entered with 
me and published for the town of Prospect as the Law directs 

Zetham French town Clerk 

Prospect January 4 1818 this Day the above named David Co!cord Jr 
and Rebecca Harriman ware marriade Bv me 

Ebenezer Williams Justice of the peace 

this mav Certify that Mr Luther Pendleton of Islesboro and Miss 
Nancy Nickels of Prospect have been Entered with me and published 
In the town of Prospt ct as the Law directs 

Zetham French town Clerk. 

Alexander Nickels of Bristol. 197 

Prospect February 8th 1818 this Day the above Named Luther Pen- 
dleton and Nancy Nickels ware marriade By me 

Ebenezer Williams Justice of the peace 

July 22d 1807 this day Mr Thomas Crockett and Miss Rebecca 
Beiry both of Prospect, were joined in wedlock by Eev'd Mr Mighill 
Blood Pastor of the Congregational Society in Buckstowu. 

[The fore going con prises a record of publishments and marriages 
contained on pages 1 to 39 inclusive, of the record book first mentioned.] 


In the Scotch Irish emigration, in the early part of the 17th cen- 
tury, there came families of Nickels, Campbell, Stark, Knox and 
others. These families settled in Boston, Worcester, London- 
derry, N. II., and in Maine, cast of the Kennebec river. They all 
intermarried and seem to have radiated between the places before 


Seems to have lived in Boston for some years and was at Bristol 
early, either permanently or otherwise. Ca'pt. Nickels was at 
Sheepscot, (Newcastle), previous to 1750, and built a saw mill on 
Allen's Falls, Mill river. He was a petitioner for incorporation 
of the town, May 25, 1750, and for the incorporation of a new 
county in 1752. 

44 George Hujrhs of Wrentham, Mass., sold Alexander Nickels 
of Newcastle Alias Sheepscot Land there on the Great Neck 
Oct. 12, 1754 for £188 in Bills of Credit part paid in hand, the 
rest made sine by Bond." Acknowledged before J. Caigill, J. P., 
the same day.* 

He built a house near the middle of the town where he kept 
tavern as long as he lived. In 1754, he was appointed by the 
town to attend the ordination of Rev. Alexander Boyd at New- 
bury, Mass., Sept. 19. Boyd was minister of the town and had 
to be ordained at Newbury, because there was no Presbytery 
nearer. In 1754 also, he was appointed a committee of the town, 
to lay out a road from bis mill to Damariscotta Mills. The 

Lincoln Registry, vol. 6, folio 27. 

198 Alexander Nickels of Bristol. 

history of Bristol* says he was commander at Fort Frederick, 
Pemaquid, 1758. The following deed seems to locate his sons.f 

" Robert Adams of Londonderry, N. H., sold to James Nickels 
of Boston, Mariner, William Nickels of Boston, Gentleman, John 
Nickels of Boston, Alexander Nickels of Pemaquid, Gent, and 
Samuel Nickels of Nevvcastle, Gent., Land in Newcastle Oct. 25, 
1761." Acknowledgement in the 'rovince of N. H. July 6, 17(39. 

His wife Hannah, died April 3, 1767, aged 67 ; he died Feb. 
1, 1758, aged 67. His willj was as follows: — " I Alexander 
Nickels of Newcastle in the Count v of York, Gentleman, bein^ 
very Sick and weak of Body * * * Give and bequeth to my 
beloved wife Hannah the East End of mv Dwell'msr House with 
two acres of land adjoining, and money for her support." To sons 
James, William, Alexander, John and Samuel he gives all the 
remaining part of his real estate, together with the saw mill and 
vessels at sea. * * * Alexander to have his part of land 
adjoining his dwelling house : Samuel to have the West End of 
his dwelling house. He gives daughter Mary and her husband, 
daughter Margaret, each £40 ; Jane «£53-6s-8d ; Hannah £40 and 
Elisabeth £53, 6s, 8d. Dated Jan. 10, 1758. Proved Oct. 2, 
1758. Alexander Nickels, Samuel Nickels, and his son in law 
William Millar were sole Executors. 

Children as enumerated in the will : 

i. James, b. Sept. 4, 1719. of Boston, 1762. Newcastle. 

ii. William, of Boston. 1762. afterward Nurmguagus. 

ili- Alexander, of Bristol, 1762. Pemaquid. 

iy. John, of Boston. 1762. Manner. 

v. Samuel, of Newcastle, 1762. Gentleman. 

vi. Thomas; history of Newcastle says, page 150: "A young man killed 
by the Indians and scalped near his father's house." 

vii. Maky. married William Miller of Bristol. Their son William, Jr., b. 
about 1765, lived in Wiscasset; d. .Jan. 17, 1834. 

viii. Mahgaket, m. Robert McGovvn of Bristol. 

ix. Jean, m. Robert Given of Bristol. 

x. Hannah, m. Patrick Podgers. (?) 

xi. Elizabeth, m. Alexander Campbell; published in Georgetown, 
Dec. 11, 1758; settled in Newcastle, then 1767-68 to Steuben, then to 
that pait of Steuben now (herryrield, 1772. He was a distinguished 
man there. He d. 1807; she d. 1811. Mine children. See Ante vol. 
vii, page 164. 

* History of Bristol, page 312. 
t Lincoln Registry, vol. 7, folio 52. 
X York Records, printed page 831. 

Burlington , Maine. 199 


This township was number two, Range one, north of Bingham's 
t Penobscot Purchase. Tristram Hurd, Jr., from Harmony, felled 

the first trees in 1823, on the Peaslec lot. In 1824 he moved to 
the south part of the town and built the first barn and house in it. 
He lived there for more than forty years. In 1824 Samuel 
Coombs from Brunswick made another opening on a lot which he 
sold to Thomas Page, and moved to Carroll. In 1825-6 a number 
of families who had settled previously at what is now Lowell 
Tannery, removed to Burlington • (J I. Thomas Pane, from Con- 
way, N. H., Caleb Page and his two nephews, David and James 
Page from Fryeburg ; Edmund Page,* brother of Caleb, from 
Rumford. Thev all had families but David and James, and were 
all relatives. Ezra Richardson, the first Justice of the Peace, 
from Jay, and his brother Samuel Richardson from Standish, 
1825 ; Deacon Benjamin Woodmanf from Fryeburg, 1826-7 ; 
Samuel Taylor and his sons, Col. Theodore and George W., from 
Lyman; David and Ezekiel Shora, brothers; Nathaniel Shora ; 
Ichabod L. Witham from Montpelier, Vt., via Foxcroft, August, 
1824-25 ; Asa White ; Andrew and Jabez Bradbury from Buxton, 
1825 ; Andrew and William Eaton ; Isaac Brawn ; Noah and 
Thomas A. Barker,* brothers, from Hiram ; William Costigan 
and his sons William and Franklin from Sunkhaize ; William Jip- 
son, or Gipson, from Monroe, 1828; Alanson Houghton; Moses 
Hanson and his sons, from Buxton; John B., Eliphalet, and 
Alfred Miller, brothers, from Brownfleld ; Moses and Enoch 
Peaslee from Whitefleld ; Benjamin Coffin and his sons Aaron, 
Nathaniel, Osburn, Stephen, and Benjamin, Jr. ; Samuel Folsom 
from Waterborough : William Douglas, a Scotchman from the 
British Army ; Johnson Neal ; John Munsell and his son (prob- 
ably), Rev. Joseph R. Munsell; Moses and Harvey Stickney 
from Lyndon, Vt. The last, the only survivor of the ancient 
% settlers, born Nov. 2, 1812, now lives in Grand Falls Plantation. 

•His son, John B., was mort;i!ly wounded at the battle of Palo Alio, May 8, 1846, 
and his great-grandson, Thomas F. Oakes, was lor several years President of the 
Northern Paciiic li. R. Co. 

f His daughter married Hon. John Lynch of Portland. 

200 Burlington, Maine. 

Tristram Scammon from Saco via Howlaod went some years later 

The most of these men had families; they were sturdy, vigor- 
ous and industrious men ; some of them had great natural abili- 
ties. Several were sons of Revolutionary soldiers, some served 
in the war of 1812 ; one served in the Mexican war and a large 
number in the Aroostook war. In the war of the Rebellion uo 
town in Maine sent more soldiers in proportion to its population 
than Burlington. 

They started their settlement in the old Puritan way, by found- 
ing a church July 12, 1827. Rev. Joseph R. Munsell was minis- 
ter from Oct. 31, 1831, to June 12, 1839. In 1832 the township 
was incorporated. 


Be it enacted, &c, That the township numbered two in the first range 
north of Bingham's Penobscot Purchase, East of Penobscot River with 
the inhabitants thereon be and hereby is incorporated into a Town by 
the name of Burlington * * * . Approved March 8, 1832." 

By an Act approved March 10, 1835, all that part of the two 
mile strip in the County of Hancock, north of Township number 
two, Bingham's Purchase, east of Penobscot river, was annexed to 

The first town officers, 1835, were Ezra Richardson, William 
Costigan, Jr., and Osburn Coffin, Selectmen ; Ezra Richardson, 
Town Clerk, and Osburn Coffin, Treasurer. 

Its Postmasters have been : Ezra Richardson, Amzi Libbey, 
Charles R. Libbey, Theodore Taylor, William H. Taylor and 
Thomas W. Porter. 

Its Representatives have been Amzi Libbey, 1838 ; Isaac Han- 
son, 1847 ; Lloyd W. Richardson, 1862 ; Joseph W. Porter, 18(54, 
65, 68, 72, 76 ; James Edes, 1874, 75 ; Thomas W. Porter, 1877, 
78. Joseph W. Porter was Senator, 1866, 67, and Executive 
Councillor, 1868, 69. 

About G-rave Stones. 201 


One of the first things the earlv New England settlers did was to 
provide a place to bury their dead. If they had a meeting house, 
a lot was set apart near it and " fenced about." If there was no 
meeting house, they set apart a lot on or near the river or bay, so 
that in the absence of roads it could be reached by boats. 

The dead were buiied deep in the earth, with their feet towards 
the east and the graves almost filled with cobble stones for protec- 
tion against wild animals. Field stones marked the early graves, 
one at the head and another at the foot. Few grave stones were 
set up prior to 1670; then slate grave stones from the west of 
England came very small and very thick, and upon them rude 
hands traced the initials of the dead. Between 1690 and 1710 
larger slate stones came with elaborate scroll borders and heavily 
cut heads with skulls and cherub faces. Many of these stones 
are broken and have wasted away, while some are so well pre- 
served that today the faint lines made by the engraver to guard 
him in the height of letters, are still as distinct as thev were 150 
or 200 years ago. Between 1700 and the breaking out of the 
Revolutionary War, the slate of the west of England, of different 
colors and qualities was almost universally used. These stones of 
the best quality are almost indestructible and superior to much 
of the marble now in use. 

During the Revolutionary War, grave stones of sand stone, 
began to be used in Connecticut ; this kind of stone yielded early 
to the influence of our climate and the inscriptions soon became 
illegible. About 1790, Vermont marble came into use, but the 
quality was then poor. About 1800, Italian marble, now so uni- 
versally used, began to be imported. 

The use of grave stones is now rather more common than 
formerly, although take Maine right through and the vast majority 
of the dead have no gravestones. In some cemeteries however, 
the graves are known by the number of the lot kept on the 

202 Extracts from the Records of the Town of Prospect. 



TOWN CLERK FROM 1818 TO 1843. 

Memorandum. (January, 1821). The summer of the year 1820 was 
remarkable dry throughout. The winter following as remarkable severe, 
a general scarcity of hay — a large number of cuttle sheep etc died for 
want of fodder and other causes. Memorandum, (under date of 
October 27, 1821.) The summer of 1821 was exceedingly hot and dry, 
considerable damage done to the crop by the drouth, the fall months 
very fine. 

Memorandum. 1822. The summer of 1822 remarkable dry, water 
hardly to be procured at any rate, potatoes and other later crop very 
poor pastures all dried up, no rain of any consequence from the first 
part of July to the latter part of September. 

Memorandum. 1823. The summer of 1823 remarkable dry, sup- 
posed to be the greatest drouth ever known by the oldest inhabitant, 
hay, etc. exceeding scarce, the cattle almost famished by thirst, great 
fire in all directions, great damage done, no rain of any consequence 
from the first part of July to the middle of September. Serious, 
melancholy time. 

Memorandum. The winter of 1823 remarkable fine and moderate — 
very little snow, considerable rain, some very heavy blows during the 
winter — on the whole as fine a winter as is commonly experienced in 
this climate — signs of a forward Spring. 

Memorandum. The winter of 1824 remarkable mild, very little 
snow, no boisterous storms, plenty of hay, the spring of 1825 remark- 
able forward hitherto, — April 27. 

Memoranda. The winter of 1825 was verv moderate — no sleighing 
until February — very little cold weather — plenty of hay — other crops 
especially potatoes pretty slim occasioned by very dry weather the 
latter part of the summer past. 

March 23 1827. Memoranda. The winter past has been in general 
moderate, no snow of consequence till New Years. Short time of 
sledding, pretty cold ; but no severe storms. Good stirring in the 
woods all winter, considerable rain during the winter, hay scarce 
occasioned by the drowlh last summer which was remarkable dry. 

Memorandum. The winter of 1827-8 remarkable mild, not snow 
enough for sledding to procure the necessary fire wood, no tedious 
storms, mostly rain and those very short, no severe cold snaps, except 
one and that about the middle of January, all the month of February 
warm, some remarkable warm days, the ground in the open land entirely 
bare, no ice in the coves and remained so April 1, 1828. 

Memorandum. (Under April 1829). The winter past has been 
remarkable severe ; more snow fell than has fallen for many years past. 
Very windy and cold, snow drifted very much, filled all the roads full 
to the tops of the fences, many drifts 8 or 10 feet deep, hay scarce. 


Extracts from the Records of the Town of Prospect. 203 

Snow 2 feet deep in the woods the 10th of April. Many Moose, deer 
and caribou killed in the country. 

Memorandum, (under September 15, 1829.) The Spring of 1829 
was exceeding wet and cold ; grass was remarkable good, hay was 
plentiful of course. All other spring crops were very backward. 
About the first of July the drouth set in and held until October, scarcely 
rain enough all that time to lay the dust, springs exceedingly low, 
pastures all dried up. No Indian corn, potatoes very scarce and poor. 
Summer wheat good in general. Some people forced to fodder their 
cattle with hay in September. Never drier for forty years past. 

Memorandum. The winter of 1829 was severe, much cold weather, 
snow about 2k feet deep in the woods ; not more than two or three very 
severe snow storms, the last March 2G. Hay pretty plenty. 

Memorandum. The winter of 1830-1 remarkable mild, no sliding, 
not snow enougli to sled fire wood, the fore part of the spring as remark- 
able wet and tempestuous — great damage done to roads buildings etc., 
by the wind, ice and water. 

Memorandum. The winter of 1831-2 was very severe, more snow 
" fell and more cold weather than has been experienced for many years, 
but not many ver}~ severe storms, or very high winds, but notwithstand- 
ing a very tedious winter, long and sharp, a tolerable plenty of hay. 

Memorandum. The summer of 1832 most remarkable wet and cold 
all kinds of crops very poor except hay, and that nothing to boast of. 

Memorandum. The winter of 1832-3, was very severe, sat in about 
the last of November and continued with very short intevals till the last 
of March ; snow four feet deep, and more, and exceeding cold weather, 
the river and bay frozen over, so that people passed on the ice to the 
outermost islands in the bay, snow two feet deep on an average, in the 
woods the first of April. There has been no winter comparable with 
this since the year 1778. 

Memorandum. The winter of 1833-4 was remarkable mild, only one 
very cold spell of weather, (about the middle of Jan'y) the most snow 
that fell at any one time was about twelve inches, and that was about 
medium depth about the whole winter, the months of February and 
March were more like May than Winter. 

1835. Memorandum. The winter of 1834-5 was the coldest ever 
known by the oldest inhabitant of this town ; the bay was frozen down 
to the outermost islands. Sleighs and sleds passed back and forth from 
the main to Long Island in March, the longest continuance of severe 
cold, perhaps ever known in this State by the white inhabitants. Hay 
was exceeding scarce prices from 15 to 20 dollars a ton, many cattle 
perished, people in general were obliged to use corn, grain, oats, 
potatoes and every vegetable substance in their possession that cattle 
could eat to preserve them alive. On the sea board the quantity of 
snow was not large, but in the back country 'twas said it was six feet 
deep in April and in some places four or five feet deep the last of May 
or even in the first part of June. The spring following backward, cold 

204 documents Concerning Penobscot Expedition, 17?9. 

and wet. No very promising anticipation of abundant crops of hay 
now, July 10, 1835. 

I ne'er saw such a winter since 1 was born of My Mother. 
By the favour of Heaven, hope ne'er to see such another. 

Memorandum. The winter of 1835-6 was exceeding severe, much 
cold weather and abundance of snow, fodder for cattle scarce. Hear of 
many cattle dying of hunger in the middle and Western States, crops of 
hay short last season, very backward weather yet, and no encourage- 
ment for better, April 12, 1830. 

— Joseph Williamson, Esq. 



[From Massachusetts Archives, vol. 145.] 

Monday, July 19, 1779. At 4 p. m. got under way the Ship Hamp- 
den from Piscataqua and sailed for Townsend in order to join the fleet 
from Boston, and agreeable to my orders to myself under the command 
of the Commodore of said fleet, on Tuesday the 20th fit 8 a. m. came 
to anchor in Townsend harbor where I found fourteen Transports with 
troops on board waiting for the Commodore. 

On Wednesday, 21st, 3 p. m. the Commodore in the ship WarreD 
came into the harbor with the fleet of armed ships, &c. 1 went on 
board the Commodore and delivered him a letter from the Board of War 
at Piscataqua and agreeably to my orders put myself and ship under the 
command of said Commodore and received my orders including signals, 
&C. On Saturday, 24th, 3 a. m. tin signal was made for sailing: at 
five a. m. I found the whole of the fleet under way. 1 hove up and 
brought up the rear agreeably to orders and made sail for Penobscot : 
at 11 o'clock at night we anchored under the Fox Islands. On Sunday 
25th 7 a. m. the fleet all under way, we hove up and made sail : Light 
wind. We run up the bay about 3 p. m. and the fleet came in sight of 
the enemy's forts and shipping. I found the headmost •• ships held 
their wind and stood towards Long Island. I ran up for the Commo- 
dore's ship and found the Commodore on board Capt. Parker's schooner; 
he hailed the Hampden and I answered him : he told me to hold my wind 
and stand across the bay and keep to windward and when his ship 
anchored I must come to. I answered him ''very well, sir:" I should 
be glad sir if you would give me men enough to man ray ship ; I stand 
ready sir to go anywhere, wherever you order me, be it where it will. " 
The Commodore told me my ship would make a very good parade ship 
and I answered him, "Sir, I did not come here for a parade ship, I 
came for something else. " 

On Monday, 2Gth, 3 p. m. the Commodore and sundry of the ships 
passed the harbor of Bagaduce and our ships under an easy sail and 
fired on the enemy's ships and two of their batteries: soon after the 

Documents Concerning Penobscot Expedition, 1779. 205 

sloop Providence brigs Pallas and Defence landed their men and took 
possession of Banks Island where a battery was immediately erected 
which obliged the enemy's ships to go farther up the river. Wednes- 
day, 28th, at 3 a. m. sundrv vessels besran to fire on the shore for cover- 
ing the landing of the troops which was affected and at the same time 
the enemy left their outermost battery on the larboard hand going into 
Bagaduce harbor. 

Sunday, 1st August, 3 a. m., our troops marines &c, stormed the 
enemy's second battery and carried it, which was near the water side, 
which removed every difficulty out of the way that might endanger our 
shipping in going into Bagaduce harbor to attack one 20 gun, one 18, 
aud one sixteen gun ship. Now the way being clear except the enemy's 
fort upon the hill, which we could not come nearer to than three quarters 
of a mile, say a half a mile, one transport ship added to their N. Line 
with six guns. After we had been there a week or more : if it was 
thought not safe in lying in the harbor after taking the enemy's ships 
which might be done with ease whenever orders were given for that pur- 
pose, we should not have been obliged to lay exposed to a fire of the 
enemy's fort, as there was a large bay and we might have gone out of 
the reach of the enemy's shot. It is impossible for me to say how many 
councils of war were held at different times: but upon finding them not 
to the purpose, 1 desired that yea and nay might be entered and every 
person's name mentioned, — and if the original is produced, you will find 
I always voted to go in aud take the euemy's ships. 

August 11, Wednesday, I received orders to go in to Bagaduke 
harbor at attack the enemy's ships, on Friday 13th, being on Bank's 
Island to see our troops march round the enemy's works, at about 
6 p. "m." I saw the signal was out for all Capt's. to come on board the 
Commodore. I immediately returned to my boat and went on board my 
ship and desired Capt. Hacker to let me know what were the orders 
when he returned. I then perceivii g the strange ships to windward : I 
immediately hove up as I lay in the mouth of Bagaduce harbor ; my 
6hip and the Putnam had lain ten or twelve days in reach of the guns in 
the enemy's fort from which they fired at me the whole of the time, my 
ship was a wearing as though 1 was going into the harbor of Bagaduce. 
at that time Gen. Lovell with five or six hundred of his troops and 
marines &c., was between the enemy's fort and their shipping: I soon 
got clear of the enemy's fire and stood off till flood tide and then calm, 
was obliged to come to anchor. 

Saturday, 14th, 8 a. m. The signal for all Capt's. from the Com- 
modore I went on board : sundry captains coming away as I went on 
board, I asked the Commodore if he had any orders for me : he told 
me no: he believed we must all shift for ourselves: with that I left him 
and went to the Gen'l sloop to request liberty for some of his men as I 
w r as in expectation of coming to action : the General sent Maj. Brown 
with me to order some of the troops on board my ship : — near twenty 
turned out as volunteers and went with me on board at 1 p. m. I 
returned to my ship and found the Commodore and all the fleet getting 
under way : I weighed, and set all the sails I could, the enemy then 
not more than a league and a half astern of me, the fleet standing for 

206 CoL Joshua Carpenter , First Representative from Dover. 

Fort Pow'nal. My ship sailing heavy, the enemy soon came up with me 
and fired one after another : — three frigateers cut away my rigging and 
stays, &c, and hulled me sundry times wounding some of my men. I 
found it impossible to join our fleet again and was obliged to strike, 
although contrary to mv will. 

Titus Salter, Capt. of Ship Hampden, 
from the State of New Hampshire. 

The time when the orders above mentioned were s;iven for attacking 
the enemy's fleet was on Wednesday the 11th. It is my opinion it was 
always in the power of our fleet to have destroyed the enemy's shipping 
without any assistance from the land army, until the arrival of their 

Titus Salter. 

The above deposition with the addition below, was sworn to in Court 
Sept. 25. 

Attest, O. Peabody, Clerk. 

— Joseph Williamson, Esq. 


He was born in Paris, 27 Feb., 1790, and was a soldier of the 
war of 1812. He moved to Plantation No. 3, Range 6, now 
Dover, between 19 Jan. and 30th of April, 1821, and was elected 
Representative the same year. He procured the Incorporation of 
the town of Dover at the next session of the Legislature, 19 Jan., 

1822. He had brothers ; Nathan, who settled in Foxcroft, Dennis 
W., who settled in Bangor, and Reuben E., who settled in 
Lincoln, and sisters Mrs. Neheraiah Emery and Mrs. Dr. Fobes, 
in Lincoln. He sold Ids £ of saw mill in Dover, and July 25, 

1823, sold part of his village lot to David Haynes, for $93 and a 
part of the same lot to Isaac Blcthen, Sept., 1823, for $1200, which 
I suppose was his homestead. He moved to Howland in 1823, and 
was Representative 1825, 1827, 1828 and 1829. Jackson 
appointed him Collector of Castine in 1829 and he moved there. 
He removed to Lincoln and was Sheriff of Penobscot County. 
He moved to Houlton, and one day while in the woods in town- 
ship "Letter B," he was killed by the falling of a tree, 22 Sept., 
1866. He was a notable character. 

David Brown of Millbridge, 207 


He was born on Cape Cod, Dec. 3, 1744, and went with his 
brother Jesse to Falmouth, now Portland. He went to what is 
now Millbridge in 1765-66 and settled on the lot now owned by 
John Hutchins. He married first in Falmouth, Sally Jordan, 
sister of Nathaniel Jordan of Narraguagus, Dec. 15, 1768. He 
was then '* of Narraguagus." He married second, Hannah, 
daughter of David Alden of Cape Elizabeth, 1786-87. She 
born there 1 Dec, 1752. He married third, Abigail Alden, 
sister of second wife. She born 25 Dec, 1777. He lived to be 
very old and is said to have been the father of 27 children. 

I made them up in part, as follows ; perhaps not in order. 

i. George (?) had lot 1794. 

ii. Polly, in. James Leighton of Steuben. 

iii. Lucy. 

iv. Sally, b. June 11, 1775; m. Nathaniel Strout. 

v. John, ''oldest son," was an enterprising ship master. Commanded a 

Castine ship; d. in Havana. 
vi. Jesse, m. Deborah Wallace and moved to East Machias. Children: 

Albert, Ambrose, David, John, Hannah, Maria, Caroline and 

vii. David, b. Aug. 14, 1782 ; d. young, in New Orleans. 
viii. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 14, 1785. 
ix. Child by second wife, b. 1787. 
x. Hannah, m. Samuel Rich of East Machias. 
xi. Betsy, m. Ezekiel Rich of East Machias. 
xii. Joseph W., probably by third wife; b. 13 Jan., 1799; m. Sophronia, 

daughter of .lames Wallace. Eight children. 
xiii. Benjamin O., b. Feb. 13, 1802; d. May 13, 1803. 
xiv. James O., b. June 5, 1804; d. June 5, 1805. 
xv. Deborah, b. 30 June 1805; m. W. F. Munson of Cooper. 
xvi. Mehitable, b. 5 June 1807; m. James Strout. 
Xvii. Almira, b. 5 Aug. 1809; m. David Boynton of Machias. 
xviii. Abigail, b. 30 Nov., 1811; in. Warren Foster and James B. 

xix. Willi am P., b. 20 April, 1814; m. Mary Dyer and Sophia Godfrey; 

Seven children. 
xx. James, b. 10 June 1815; m. Caroline Doyle of Northport and moved 

there. Two sons. The other children I cannot name. 


Thomas Card of Woolwich and wife Elisabeth formerly wife of 
Thomas Smart late of Condeskeag, quitclaims for £10 paid by Luke 
Lambert, Jr., and wife Julia, of Bath, Thomas Hunter and Katherine 
his wife of Topsbam rnd John Soule of Woolwich, housewright, Land 
in Bangor bounded Southerly by Penobscot river, Easterly by land of 
Katherine Haynes, Westerly by Kendeskeag stream and Nathaniel 
Harlow, Northerly by unimproved land Mar. 3, 1809. 

— Hancock Records, vol. 28, page 242. 

208 Dover, Maine. 



Dover, the shire town of Piscataquis county, was originally 
Township Xo. 3, Range 6, north of the Waldo Patent. Samuel 
Weston of Canaan and Ephraiiu Ballard, lotted out this range of 
townships in 1792 and filed their plans, April 7, 1794. 

July 14, 1802,* John Read and Peleg Coffin, a committee 
appointed under the resolve of the General Court, June 19, 1801, 
conveyed to John Lowell and Robert Hallowell of Boston, this 
township, for $6, 180.99, with the usual conditions for settlement, 
of fifteen families in four years, twenty-five more in six years, 
and ten more in eight years, 40 in all. These grantees were 
assignees of Chandler Bobbins, (I suppose Rev. Chandler 
Robbins, D. D., of Plymouth, Mass.), who had originally con- 
tracted for the township, Feb. 1, 1794. 

July 3, 1802, eleven days before they received their own deed, 
the proprietors deeded Abel Blood** of Temple, N. H., for $448, 
lots Xo. 8, 9, 10, range 12, and lots Xo. 10, 11, 12, range 11, 
containing 623 acres, see plan of Samuel Weston of Canaan, April 
7, 1794; and "Whereas said lots have no discernable boundaries 
on earth, it is further understood that a sworn surveyor shall be 
appointed by those holding the fee of said township, to run out 
said lots." These lots were supposed to be in what is now East 
Dover. Blood sold out a part of his purchase to Eli Towne, 16 
May, 1605, for $4C0 ;f also to Mark Trafton,{ May 5, 1808, for 
$113, and appears to have sold the balance to his brother, Francis 
Blood § of Temple, X. H., a year or two later. 

In 1803, the proprietors employed Lemuel Perham of Paris, 
to lot out the township, which he did in part. 

March 1, 1809, the General Court gave Charles Vaughn and 
Robert Hallowell a further time, of four years, from June first, 
to settle the requisite number of families in the town, and it was 
provided in the resolve, that the settlers should have their lots 

• Hancock Records, vol. 30, page 270. 
** Hancock Records, vol. 15, page 62. 
f Same, vol. 10, page 382. 
X Same, vol. 25, page 117. 
$ Same, vol. 26, page 62. 

l)over* Maine. 209 

for $100 for each 100 acres settled on. No mill sites to be taken 
by the settlers. 

April 22, 1809, Hallowell & Lowell sold Paul Lambert* of 
Winthrop, lots No. 13 and 14, Range 7 ; No. 13 and 14, Range 
6, and No. 14, Range 5, Perham's survey. March 27, 1809, 
Lambert mortgaged the same lots to John Merrick and Benjamin 
Vaughn for $750. 

Nov. 9, 1810, Hallowell & Lowell sold John Merrick of 
Hallowell, lot No. 3, Range 12. Recorded June 15, 1811. f 

Nov. 9, 1810, John Merrick sold William Spaulding of 
Norridgewock, for $125, lot No. 25 in Centre range. 

Jan. 7, 1811, John Merrick sold Nathaniel Chamberlain of 
Charlton, Mass., for $202, lot No. 12, containing 100J acres. 
Chamberlain .sold part of this to Artemas Parlen, and perhaps 
balance to Joshua Carpenter of Paris, probably homestead, Jan. 
26, 1820. 

March 20, 1815, John Merrick and Petty Vaughn, by their 
attorney, William Oliver Vaughn, appointed Charles Vaughn 
their attorney, with full power to sell lands. 

March 30, 1815, John Merrick and Pettv Vaughn sold William 
Spaulding of Norridgewock, lot No. 24, in Centre range. 

March 17, 1817, Merrick & Vaughn sold Joseph Shepard, 
lot No. 10, Centre range. 

March 17, 1817, Merrick & Vaughn sold Allen Dwelly, lot 
No. 1, Range 12. He was originally from Pembroke, Mass. via 
Paris. Died in Springfield. 

March 25, 1817, Merrick & Vaughn sold James Rowe, lot 
No. 15, Range 6. 

March 17, 1817, Merrick & Vaughn sold Eleazer Spaulding, 
(Senior), the north J of lots No. 15 and 16, range 5, for $160; 
and March 13, 1820, lot 27, Centre range, for $160. 

Above I give a copy of all the deeds on the records of Hancock 
County and Penobscot County, 1802 to 1820, that I can find to 
or from the first proprietors. John Lowell and Robert Hallowell 
seem to have gone out prior to 

Charles Vaughn seems to have a subterranean interest in these 

• Hancock Records, vol. 28, page 248. 
f Same, vol. 20, page 98. 

210 Fisheries on the Coast of Maine and Acadia, 


lands not of record. After 1815, John Merrick of Hallowell and 
Petty Vaughn of Hallowell and London, England, seem to have 
sold and gave deeds. 1 have seen it stated that Charles Vaughn 
failed and that Pettv Vausfhn merely covered the title. John 
Merrick and Charles Vaughn were the promoters and builders of 
the industries of the town. 


J. "Wingate Thornton, one of the most indefatigable students of 
Maine history, said :* 

" Recent collations of the early historical narratives demon- 
strate that the progress of geographical discovery in America is 
to be credited to the fisheries more than to all other causes." 

Charles Levi Woodbury, a grandson of Maine, in an address 
some years ago before the New Hampshire Historical Society, 
said : 

'* Let it be clear, neither Pilgrims nor Puritans were its 
pioneers; neither the axe, the plow nor the hoe led it to these 
shores ; neither the devices of the chartered companies nor the 
commands of royalty. It was the discovery of the winter fishery 
on its shores that led New England to civilization." 

Just when fishermen first came over is an unsettled problem. 
Sebastian Cabot on his return to England in 1497-98, called 
attention to the fisheries here. The fishermen were here in 1517, 
when fifty vessels came. In 1577 there were 150 French vessels 
on our coasts. 

About this time France and England began the contest for the 
American fishing grounds, which continued for more than a 
century. The English took Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, 
where they built, in 1522, forty or fifty houses for their fishermen. 

The French settled at Breton and in 1713-14 began to build 
the famous fortress and town of Louisburg, which took nearly 
thirty years to build and cost about five millions of dollars ; and 
this for the protection of their fisheries principally. 

• Maine Historical Society's Col., vol. v, page 145. At the close of the 15th century 
iere were 800 or 400 Knglish, Spanish, French and Portuguese fishing vessels on our 


Shaio Families of Maine and Massachusetts. 2ll 

Martin Pring, an English navigator, came into Penobscot Bay 
in 1603 and found, at Monhegan, cod in great plenty, better than 
those of Newfoundland. Pring sailed up the bay and he named 
two of the multitude of the islands he found, Fox Islands. (Now 
North Haven and Vinal Haven.) Pring found the scenery 

George Way mouth was at Monhegan May 17th, 1605. While 
he went ashore his men 4< with a few hooks got about 30 great 
Cods and Haddocks which gave us a taste of the great plenty of 
fish which we found afterward wheresoever we went upon the 

Capt. John Smith ranged along our coast on a fishing voyage 
in 1614 and arrived at Monhegan the last of April. Among other 
things he took and cured 40,000 dry fish and 7,000 cod fish. He 
said that at the Eastward and about Penobscot the French traders 
bartered their articles on better terms than the English. Who 
these French traders were 1 do not see. 

Thomas Morton of Mount Wollaston, now Quincy, wrote in 
1622 that he had seen at Richmond's Island 15 ships loaded with 
dried cod for Spain and the Straits, without which Spaniards, 
Portuguese and Italians could not victual their vessels. 

In Cadillac's Memoirs, 1692* he says of Boston that its princi- 
pal commerce is fishing, which is carried on along the coasts of 
Acadie (which meant Eastern Maine). 


[Continued from vol. vii, page 89.] 

A note page 89, vol. viii, makes Francis Shaw of Boston and 
Gouldsborough, Maine, a descendant of Abraham 1 Shaw of Ded- 
ham, through Joseph 2 , Joseph 3 , Joseph 4 , Thomas 5 , which seems 
improbable for the reason that Joseph 4 , who was born in Wey- 
mouth 1666, was not old enough. The probability is that Francis 
Shaw was a descendant of John Shaw, butcher, of Boston, as 
follows : 

John Shaw, butcher, was of Boston 1646, and a member of 

• Maine His. Society, vol. vi, p. 279. 

212 Shaw Families of Maine and Massachusetts, 

the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company. He had land at 
BendalPs Cove and his name is frequent in Boston Records. The 
will of his brother William, citizen and weaver of London, dated 
1687— see N. E. Genealogical and Historical Register, vol. 47, 
page 527. The family were of Atterclifle, County of York. 

John 1 Shaw of Boston, first wife, Martha; second wife, Eliza- 
beth, perhaps. Children : 

i. John,* b. 16 May, 1646, d. young. 

li. John, 2 b. 1648; m. Sarah, daughter of Peter Brackett. Sarah was 
called his widow. 1GS7. Children all b. Boston: 

1. Elizabeth, 3 b. 9 Aug., 1672. of "John, Jr." 

2. John, 3 b. 28 Jan., 1674; m. Mercy Cross. 

3. Benjamin, 3 b. 24 March, 1676. 

4. Nathaniel, 3 b. 15 May, 1677; m. Margaret Jackson. 12 Julv, 

169S. and had Margaret, b. 12 May, 1699, and Thomas, b. 
19 Nov., 1700. 

iii. Samuel 5 , b. 4 Nov.. 1651. d. 15 Sept., 1752. 

iv. Martha 2 , b. 16 Sept., 1655, m. Abraham Blush. 1682. (?) 

v. Joseph*, b. 11 Nov.. 1657, m. Ruth . Children: 

1. Ruth 3 , b. 3 Feb.. 1680-1. 

2. Benjamin 3 , b. 26 Oct.. 1682. 

3. Thomas 3 , b. 15 Jan., 16S7. 

4. Joseph 3 , b. 31 May. 1689. 

5. Joseph 3 , b. 24 June, 1694. 

Thomas 3 Shaw, son of Joseph 2 , of Boston, married Sarah 

Gyles. Children : 

i. John 4 , b. 6 May, 1717. d. 5 Jan., 1736-7. 

ii. Sarah 4 , b. 13 Jan., 1718-19. 

iii. Francis 4 , b. 29 Mar., 1721; of Boston; m. Lydia Dickerman and 

Sarah Burt. Son Francis 5 Shaw, Jr., was of Gouldsborough. 

iv. Thomas, b. 17 Oct., 1722. 

v. William, b. Oct. 20. 1724. 

vi. Thomas, b. 21 Jan., 1730. 

Criticism and correspondence solicited. 

— M. F. King, Portland, Me. 

Capt. John Bailey of Woolwich. The General Court passed 
a Resolve March 6, 1792, giving Capt. John Bailey £8, 16s. in 
full for marching a Company of 6o men from Woolwich to Bos- 
ton, 1777. 

'Resolve for Paying Sundry Accounts. 213 




The Committee who bad under consideration the petitions of the 
Selectmen and others, of several towns in the District of Maine, for 
compensation for supplies for the drafted Militia, have attended that 
duty, and report the following resolve : — 

Whereas, by a General Order of the Commander in Chief, dated the 
5th day of August last, a part of the Militia detached in compliance 
with a law of the United States, passed the 5th day of April last, were 
drawn out and stationed at Eastport, in the District of Maine, and 
sundry expences have thereby accrued. 

Therefore resolved, That by virtue of the 24th section of a law of 
this Commonwealth, passed on the 6th day of March, A. D. 1810, there 
be allowed and paid out of the Treasury of this Commonwealth to the 
following named towns, plantations and persons, the sums affixed to 
their names respectively, the items of which have been examined and 
found duly vouched, viz : — 

To the Selectmen of Bangor, the sum of 

Brewer and Eddington, 

Blue Hill, 

Samuel Woods' Account, 

Selectmen of Corinth, 

44 Dixmont, 

Plantation of Lee, 

«' No. 2, 1st Range, 

Selectmen of Ellsworth, 

" Exeter, 

" Frankfort, 

44 Hampden, 

44 Orono, 

Assessors No. 2, 2d Range, 
Town of Calais, certified by Major Ulmer, 
Captain Chamberlain's Account, Commander of one of 

the Companies, 
Trowbridge and Bisco's Account, certified by Col. Ulmer, 
Whitney and Dorr's Account, by do. 
Captain Thomas George's Account, 
Town of Orrington, 

And that his Excelleucy the Governor be requested to draw his 
warrant on the Treasurer of this Commonwealth for the same sums 

$126 09 









































214 Incorporation of Towns in Maine Prior to 1820. 


(Continued from page 134.) 



























Minot, Feb. 18, 1802 173. 

Chesterville, Feb. 20, 1802 174. 

Brownfield, Feb. 20, 1802 175. 
Vienna, Feb. 20, 1802 
New Vineyard, Feb. 22, 1802 176. 

Avon, Feb. 22, 1802 177. 

Danville, March 6, 1802 3 78. 

Baldwin. June 23, 1802 179. 

Lincoluvilie, June 23, 1802 180. 

Waterville, June 23, 1802 181. 

St. George, Feb. 7, 1803 182. 

Gardiner, Feb. 17, 1803 183. 

Athens, March 7, 1803 184. 

Harmony, Mar. 15, 1803 185. 
Temple, Mar. 20, 1803 

Albany, Mar. 20, 1803 186. 

Industry, Mar. 20, 1803 187. 

Raymond, Mar. 21, 1803 188. 

Surry, Mar. 21, 1803 189. 

DixGeld, Mar. 21, 1803 190. 
Wilton, June 23, 1803 
Rome, Mar. 7, 1804 

Madison, Mar. 7, 1804 191. 

Fairfax, Mar. 9, 1804 192. 

Lygonia changed to Albion, 193. 

Feb. 25, 1824 194. 

Unity, Mar. 22, 1804 195. 

Embden, Mar. 22, 1804 196. 

Mercer, Mar. 22, 1804 197. 

Hope, June 23, 1804 198. 

Palermo, June 23, 1804 199. 

Andover, June 23, 1804 200. 

Gilead, June 23, 1804 201. 

Harrison, Mar. 18, 1805 202. 

Newry, June 15, 1805 203. 

Saco, Feb. 23, 1805 204. 

Montville, Feb. 18, 1807 205. 

Denmark, Feb. 20, 1807 206. 

Porter, Feb. 20, 1807 207. 

Jefferson, Feb. 24, 1807 208. 

Friendship, Feb. 25, 1807 209. 

Hiram, Feb. 27, 1807 210. 

Dixmont, Feb. 28, 1807 211. 

Palmyra, June 20, 1807 212. 

Pownal, Mar. 3, 1808 213. 

Freeman, Mar. 4, 1808 214. 

New Portland, Mar. 9, 1808 
Solon, Feb. 23, 1809 
Malta, Mar. 3, 1S09 

Gerry, '20 ; Windsor, '22 
Jonesborough, Mar. 4, 1809 
Calais, Mar. 16, 1809 
Whitefield, June 19, 1809 
Elliot, Mar. 1, 1810 
Exeter, Feb. 16, 1811 
Charleston, Feb. 16, 1811 
Garland, Feb. 16, 1811 
Robbinston, Feb. 18, 1811 
Eddington, Feb. 22, 1811 
Putnam, Feb. 27, and Wash- 
ington, Jan. 21, 1823 
Corinth, June 21, 1811 
Carmel, June 21, 1811 
Lubec, June 21, 181 1 
Bingham, Feb. 6, 1812 
Kingville, Feb. 22, 1812 
Joy, 1814 ; now Troy, Feb. 
10, 1827 
Brewer, Feb. 22, 1812 
Dearborn, Feb. 22, 1812 
Phillips, Feb. 2b, 1812 
Sebec, Feb. 28, 1812 
Foxcroft, Feb. 29, 1812 
Sweden, Feb. 26, 1813 
Freedom, June 11, 1813 
Levant, June 14, 1813 
St. Albans, June 14, 1813 
Phipsburg, Jan. 26, 1814 
Searsmont, Feb. 5, 1814 
Belmont, Feb. 5, 1814 
Bloom tie Id, Feb. 5, 1814 
South Berwick, Feb. 12, 1814 
Westbrook, Feb. 14, 1814 
Sangerville, June 13, 1814 
Hermon, June 13, 1814 
Newport, June 14, 1814 
Woodstock, Feb. 7, 1815 
Kingrield, Jan. 24, 1816 
Moscow, Jan. 30, 1816 
Wales, Feb. 1, 1816 
Greenwood, Feb. 2, 1816 
Weld, Feb. 8, 1816 

David Page of Fryeburg, Maine. 


215. Guilford, Feb. 8, 1816 226. 

216. Cherrrfield, Feb. 9, 1816 227. 
Dexter, Feb. 17, 1816 228, 
North Hill, Feb. 20, 1816; 229. 

now Brighton, Jan. 29,1827 230. 

Brooks, Dec. 10, 1816 231. 

Corinna, Dec. 11, 1816 232. 

Ripley, Dec. 11, 1816 233. 

Brooksville, June 13, 1817 234. 

China, Feb. 5, 1818 235. 

224. Monroe, Feb. 12, 1818 236. 

225. Perry, Feb. 12, 1828 



Mexico, Feb. 13, 1818 
Dennysville, Feb. 13, 1818 
Swanville. Feb. 19, 1818 
Jackson, June 12. 1818 
Atkinson, Feb. 12, 1819 
Knox, Feb. 12, 1819 
Newbuig. Feb. 13, 1819 
Thorndike. Feb. 15, 1819 
Warsaw, June 19, 1819 
Hartland, Feb. 7, 1820 
Etna, Feb. 15, 1820 



The village of Fryeburg* was for a long time called the 
4k Seven Lots." Seven men owned in equal shares this part of 
the town, which in the Intervale contained 350 acres. In 1762 
the owners were there and made some improvements. In 1763 
they moved their families from Concord, N. H. Four of these 
men, Samuel Osgood, Nathaniel Merrill, John Evans and David 
Page, had been soldiers in the French War, where Page was 
wounded in the leg. David Page was a man of great intellegence 
and withal peculiar and original. He was a magistrate for many 
years and had no hesitation in giving his views relating to law 
and its practice. His opinions were always based on what he 
thought right, without any regard to what might be law. Judah 
Dana, Jacob McGaw and Samuel A. Bradley with others eminent 
in the profession practiced in his courts and they had to abide by 
his decisions, whether or no, unless an appeal was taken. He 
seems to have lived in Fryeburg and Conway, N. H., both. He 
married first Betsey Eastman, and second Ruth,f daughter of 
Isaac Eastman. In his old age he seems to have lived in Coos, 
N. H., with one of his children, and died there in 1812. 

His will made in Coos, March 19, 1812, was proved in Oxford 
County Probate Office, April 13, 1812. In it he names wife 

* Me. Hist. Soc. Collections, vol. iv, p. 278. 

t Ruth Eastman, daughter of Phillip and Abrah Eastman, married 



216 David Page of Fryeburg^ Maine. 

Ruth, to whom he gives his homestead in Fryeburg ; children, 
Meshach Ware, Jonathan, Samuel, Robert, Edmund, Jeremiah, 
Caleb, Phillip, Susannah Bradley, grandson Robert Thompson ; 
and Benjamin B., Elijah R., Harriet, Maria and Amanda, chil- 
dren of Jeremiah. Sons Robert and Phillip were named execu- 
tors. Children, probably: 

i. Phillip, m. Martha Chadbourne. 

ii. Robert, rn. Sarah Bradbury. *- 

iii. Edmund, of Ruth, baptized by Rev. Paul Coffin. D. D., Oct. 2, 1768. 

iv. SAMUEL. A Samuel Page died in Brunswick. Feb. 15. 1S43. aged 70; 

wife Susan d. Feb. 2, 1S35, aged 48 (gravestones), I think the same. 
v. Caleb, m. Nancy Crockett. 
vi. Jeremiah, m. Abigail Bradbury, of Jacob 6 , of Buxton or Limerick; 

she bap. May 13, 1759. Children: Benjamin B., Elijah R., Harriet, 

Maria, and Amanda, 
vii. Jonathan, b. Oct, 1777. 
viii. Meshach Ware. 
ix. Ruth. 

x. Susannah, in. Bradbury. 

xi. Dau., m. Thompson ; son Robert named in grandfather's will. 

Phillip Page of David Page. He whs born about 1759 ; 
went w T ith his father to Fryeburg; lived there; married Martha 
(or Hannah) , daughter of Thomas and Hannah (Long) Chad- 
bourne. She born May 23, 1763." He was drowned in Portland 
Harbor, Oct. 31, 1805, aged 66. Widow died April 26, 1847. 
Children, Fryeburg Records : 

i. William Chadbourne, b. Mar. 26, 1785; physician; d. Brunswick, 
May 30, 1819. 

ii. Martha Chadbourne, b. Feb. 20, 1787; m. Joseph Quimby of 

iii. Ruth Eastman, b. Feb. 20, 1789; m. Abiezer Matthews of Bath. 

iv. David, b. Mar. 9, 1791; settled in Burlington, Me., 1825-6; died there 
unmarried. 1850. 

v. James McMillan, b. Feb. 1. 1793; settled in Burlington 1825-26. He 
left off the middle name. He was Town Clerk, Selectman and Just- 
ice of the Peace many vears. He married Betsey W. Buck; she b. 
1S05. He d. June 16, 1879; she d. Mar. 18, 1887. No children. 

vi. John, b. Feb. 4. 1795. 

vii. Mary Chadbourne, b. May 4, 1797; she d. unm. She was engaged 
to be married to Gov. Enoch Lincoln for several years; an engage- 
ment which she broke off. 

viii. Hannah, b. 13 Jan., 1799. d. unm. May 8, 1824. 

ix. Sophia Dame, b. May 19. 1803. She m. Kussell Page, an adopted son 
of Dr. William Page of Brunswick. 

x. Samuel, b. Jan. 22, 1806. 

xi. Phillip S., b. Mar. 3,1812; Boston, merchant. Died in Maiden, 
Mass., 1889 ; married. 

Robert Page of David Page, was born in Fryeburg, Sept. 27, 

David Page of Fryeburg, Maine. 217 

1765 ; lived there. He married Sarah, daughter of Jacob Brad- 
bury of Limerick. Children:* 

i. Betsey, b. June 29, 1793. She m. Jabez Bradbury; he d. Sept. 12, 
1837 (?) She d. Apr. 16. 1S59. Four children. 

ii. Child b. June 24. 1795, d. Aug. 24. 

iii. Caleb Fessendex, b. Feb. 15,1797: grad. B. C. 1820; minister in 
Limington. 1823; Bridgton 1833-1850; Granby. Conn. ; East Gran- 
ville, Mass. Died Nov. 6, 1873. He m. first Sarah Felch. dau. of 
Daniel, of Limerick; m. second Mary Jeffords of Kennebunk; m. 
third Mrs. Mary Dow Coddington. Children: 

1. Alpheus F., b. 7 Dec, 1824; physician; B.C. 1849; Bucksport, 

Me.; d. 28 Dec. 1880. 

2. Helen M., m. Gilbert A. Taylor. New Haven. 

3. Daughter. 

4. A son by third wife. 

iv. Susannah, b. Mar. 17. 1799; d. Mar. 5. 1844. 

v. Miranda, b. Mar. 12, 1805. 

vi. Horatio Nelson, b. June 12, 1806; grad. Me. Medical School 1S31; 
physician; settled Brewer, Me.; in. Anna P. Fessenden, of Frye- 
burg, pub. in Brewer July 29. 1837. Removed to Chelsea, Mass., 
then west, where he died 1893-4. 

Edmund Page of David Page, baptized Oct. 2, 1768; settled 
first in Rumford ; married there Nancy Ingalls. She born 1768. 
He was one of the first settlers in Burlington, Me., 1825-26. 

Wife died July 11, 1845. He died Feb. 24, 1849. Children : 

i. Harriet, b. April 6, 1796; d. unmarried. 

ii. Jonathan, b. Feb. 19, 1798; m. Kuth Eastman in Rumford. One of 
first settlers in Burlington, fie d. Dec. 10, 1887. She b. Feb. 2, 
1802, d. April 18. 1892. She was for many years one of the most 
remarkable female physicians in the Upper Penobscot region. They 

^ had eight children, the oldest of whom. Comfort E., was born in 

Rumford, 1823. She m. Capt. Francis G. Oakes of Boston; she died 
Dec. 10, 1S74; he d. Mar. 6. 1876, aged 53 years and 11 mos. They 
were the parents of Thomas Fletcher Oakes, lately President of the 
Northern Pacific R. R. Company. 

iii. John B., b. Mar. 11, 1800. He was killed at the battle of Palo Alto, 

iv. Susannah, b. Sept. 2, 1802. 

v. Jane, b. Dec. 5, 1804. 

vi. Edmund, b. April 15, 1807; of Burlington; m. Martha Coffin. He d. 
1837; she m. second, Enoch Peasiee. First wife had five children. 

Caleb Page of David Page, horn Fryehurg or Conway, N. H., 
1776. He married Nancy Crockett of Gorham, Me., 1797. She 
born 1777. One of the first settlers in Burlington, Me. He was 
a farmer and lumberman. He died Jan. 17, 1852, aged 77 years, 
6 months. Widow died April 14, 1854, aged 78. Children born 
Conway, N. H., not in order perhaps : 

i. Eliza Crockett, b. 180G; m. Isaac Hanson of Burlington; moved 

* The children of liobert and Phillip recorded on Fryeburg records, aud uu others 
of this family. 

218 Dover Village Survey. 

ii. Samuel Crockett, b. 1S08; of Burlington; ra. Dorcas Small, by 
whom he had four children. He married again. He d. 1S93-4. 

iii. Phillip, b. 1809; of Burlington. Deacon of the church. He ni. first 
Harriet Moody of Brunswick. Oct. 7. 1841; five children: she d. 
April 28. 1854. He m. second Mrs. Dorcas P. Hubbard. Dec. 18G7. 
He d. Feb. 21, 1SS3; widow d. 1S92. 

iv. Tabitha. m. Noah Barker of Burlington. Both lived and died there. 
Several children. 

v. Abigail, m. Phineas K. Warren of Lowell. Me. Several children. 

vi. Mary C, b. 1816; m. Dr. \\ m. Morrill of Passadumkeag and Winter- 

vii. Asa. 

viii. Susan, m. Geo. Chase of Portland. 

ix. Caroline, m. Charles Hall of Portland. 

x. Jeremiah, d. young. 

xi. Jonathan, b. 1819; changed his name after arriving at manhood, to 
Henry H. He m. Harriet, dan. of Amzi Libbey of Burlington; 
moved to Wisconsin. 

Jonathan Page, son of David Page(?), born Oct. 7, 1777; 

went to Brunswick, 1795; physician, 1800. He was a skillful 

and judicious practitioner; Senator, 1812; member of Maine 

Constitutional Convention, 1819-20; Senator, 1820-21 ; original 

member of Maine Medical Society ; overseer of Bowdoin College 

more than twenty years. He married Abigail Magoun of Bath. 

He died Nov. 18, 1842, aged 66. Widow died Sept. 1, 1855, 

aged 60. 


"■* In 1823, Merrick & Vaughn employed Solomon Adams of 
Farmington, to lot out lot No. 4, Range 12, Perham's survey, 
into village lots. This lot became Dover village. Mr. Adams 
original plan is in the office of the Register of Deeds of Penob- 
scot county and upon it is his return, viz. : 

"This plun represents Lot No. 4 in the 12th range containing 
100 acres in the town of Dover as run by Lemuel Pcrham in the 
year 1803. Laid out by me into small lots near the Great Falls 
on Piscataquis River for the use of John Merrick and Petty 
Vaughn Esquires, Dec. 12, 1823. 

Solomon Adams, 
Surveyor of Land." 

Aug. 27, 1824, Merrick & Vaughn sold or deeded Abraham 

Moor* of Dover, for one dollar, and in consideration of services 

rendered in the erection of mills and otherwise, 35 of these 

village lots, some of them lying on the Piscataquis river. 

Penobscot County Records, vol. 11, page 30. 




Inscriptions from Grave Stones, 219 


[Continued from page 102.] 

Paul Thompson d. Oct. 4. 1814, aged 74 ; wife Sarah d. May 3, 1829, 
aged 84 years, 6 mos. (For James Thompson of Machias, to be deliv- 
ered at Englishman's River.) 

Anthony Schoppe d. Oct. 12, 1816, aged 55; wife Phebe died Sept. 
10, 1839, aged G3. 

David Watts died Nov. 28, 1828, aged 66 years, 7 mos. 

Daniel Look died Feb. 20, 1855, aged 72 years, 8 mos., 9 days; wife 
Lois died Jan. 19, 1855, aged 72 years, 11 mos. 


Phineas M. Norton d. Mar. 3, 1846, aged 62. 

Capt. Nathaniel Church d. April 16, 1854, aged 69y., 4m., 29ds. 


Robert Huddlestone d. May 15, 1840 — 75 v — 7m. 

John Lizenby d. June 7, 1847, aged 72; wife Frances d. June 11, 
1847, aged 62. 

Major John Balch d. Aug. 15, 1843, aged 72; wife Hannah d. Dec. 
30, 1829, aged 46. (Horace A. Balch, Bailey's mistake.) 

Doctor Horatio G. Balch d. Oct. 19, 1849, aged 72. 

Joshua Oakes d. Feb. 17, 1843, aged 84; wife Bethany died July 6, 
1838, aged 70. 

Mary, wife of Peter Godfrey, d. July 21, 1849, aged 77. 

William Ramsdell d. May 10, 1857, aged 73. 


Eliakim West Jr. d. July 15. 1836, aged 37. E. M. 

John Chaloner d. Dec. 7, 1842. E. M. 

James Fisher d. Feb. 21, 1848, aged 69. E. M. 

Joseph Whitney d. May 18, 1850, aged 78 years, 6 mos. ; wife Han- 
nah d. Sept. 24, 1849, aged 74 yrs., 5 mos. E. M. 

John Palmer d. Nov. 1, 1848, aged 80 years, 7 mos. (M. P.) 

James W. Crocker d. Oct. 16, 1840, aged 70 years, 10 mos.; wife 
Rebecca died July 12, 1848. aged 82. 

Arthur D. Albee d. Mar. 31, 1846, aged 69. 

Betsey, wife of Arthur D. Albee, d. June 17, 1851, aged 72 years, 7 
mos. (Saint Stephens delivered to Lewis Albee, Machias. 

Major Levi Bowker, b. Scituate July 25, 1763, d. Aug. 28, 1850. 
John Gardner d. Dec. 8, 1846, aged 62 ; wife Susan d. May 9, 1828, 
aged 33 ; wife Mary d. Aug. 23, 1833. (Sent to Machias Port.) 
William Sanborn d. Mar. 31, 1846, aged 72. M. P. 

220 Inscriptions from Grave Stones. 

Joseph Fenno d. Dec. 4, 1839, aged 74 yrs, 9 raos. 

Abner Hill b. Machias Feb. 24, 1772, d. Nov. 22, 1850. (Mrs. Hill 
at Saint Stephens.) 

Sally, wife of Joseph Getehell, b. Scarborough, Feb. 13, 1758, d. 
Oct. 31, 1842. 

Daniel Meserve, Jr.. d. Jan. 9, 1835, aged 70y — 6m — 7d. 

John Day d. Feb. 7, 1838, aged 68. M. P. 

James Holmes d. Dec. 11, 1843, aged 77 years, 7 mos. (M. P. East 

Sarah, wife of Francis Foster, d. Oct. 29, 1847. (Sent to M. P.) 


Thomas Pressey d. Dec. 24, 1846, aged 71. (N. W. Harbor.) 

Prudence, wife of John Lear, d. May 26, 1847, aged 66 years, 2 mos., 
22 dys. (Oak Hill.; 

Hannah, wife of Jesse Higgins, d. April 11, 1836, aged 57. 

Thomas Heath d. Aug. 31, 1845, aged 60; wife Sally d. Sept. 24, 
1825, aged 40. (Stillman Heath.) 

Hannah, wife of Jacob Lurvey, d. April 1, 1839, aged 81 years, 7 mos. 

Harry F. Demins, M. D., b. Cornish, N. H., June 17, 1809, went to 
Mt. Desert 1837, died Oct. 18, 1849. 


Thomas S. Sparks, Dec. 21, 1848—71—6—7. 
Hudson B. Saunders, Jan. 14, 1839. (Mrs. Floyd.) 
Miriam, wife of Daniel Grindle, Mar. 27, 1843—76—6. 
Elizabeth, wife of Justus Soper, Feb. 7, 1850 — 84 — 5 — 3. 
Joseph Trott, Feb. 19, 1807—32. 


Mercy, wife of Ebenezer Bridges, June 14, 1844 — 76. 

Joseph Gray, Feb. 8, 1844—77—3. 

Mercy, wife of William Hutchins, June 6, 1837 — 67. 

Eliakim Ward well, Aug. 19, 1848—66. 

Sarah G., wife Reuben Gray, July 10, 1846—78—10—4. 

Mary, wife of Reuben Grindle, Jan. 9, 1854 — 78. 


John Mahar, Feb. 7, 1855—76; wife Lucy, Oct. 15, 1847—52. 
William Bugbee, April 29, 1849, 79 ; wife Rebecca, Jan. 18, 1838, 68. 


Thomas Vose d. Nov. 13, 1848, aged 83. 

Aaron Phillips d. Oct. 29, 1848, aged 73, 

Edward Bugbee d. May 31, 1845, aged 63; wife Susan d. Dec. 22, 


Inscriptions from Grave Stones. 221 

Joshua Briggs d. July 24, 1846, aged 61. 
Thaddeus Sibley d. Aug. 17, 1840, aged 67. 


Lois Morgan, Aug. 7, 1839—89 — 10. (Daniel Morgan.) 

Joseph Freathy, May 7, 1838—84. (Alfred Freathy.) 

Dea. Abel Billings, b. Lincoln, Mass., Feb. 16, 1757, d. Nov. 27, 

Dea. Samuel Billings, b. June 30, 1784, d. Sept. 30, 1840. (Calvin 

Samuel Watson, Feb. 14, 1848, 73; wife Appilia, Dec. 4, 1831, 55. 

Moses Eaton, June 29, 1846—68. 

Benjamin Eaton, June 9. 1838 — 64. 

Richard Allen, Jan. 10, 1848—76 (?) 

Abner Dodge, b. Beverly, Aug. 18, 1765, died April 28, 1846. (Jacob 
Dodge, Esq.) 

Jonathan Dodge, b. Sedgwick, July 31, 1778, drowned in Penobscot 
River near Bangor, Nov. 18, 1842. 

Joshua Herrick, Aug. 11, 1815, 83; wife Huldah, Nov. 5, 1820, 88. 

Theophiius Herrick d. Dec, 1801—30. 

General Daniel Dority, Mar. 24, 1851 — 53. 


Joseph Wood d. May 11, 1838, aged 71; wife Mary d. Aug. 31, 
1837, aged 71. 

Wilbraham W. Swett d. Dec. 20, 1842, aged 67 yrs. 10m. 


Eleazer Wheelock d. July 6, 1849, aged 82. 

Ann, wife John Porter, a native of Ireland, d. Oct. 15, 1845, aged 81. 

Elias Foster d. Oct. 2\^ 1846, age 75 years, 8 mos. 

James Carter d. Mar. 16, 1849, aged 83 years, 10 mos. (Young's 

Capt. Benjamin Reynolds d. Jan. 14, 1835, aged 82; wife Lydia d. 
Jan. 15, 1835, aged 72. 

Perez Hersey d. Oct. 2<6, 1820, aged 52. 

Hannah, wife of Nath'i Stoddard, d. Aug. 21, 1848, aged 78. 

Sarah, w r ife of James Mahar, d. Sept. 11, 1849, aged 71. 

John Leighton d. Oct. 20, 1839, aged 68. 

Abigail, wife of William Bacon, d. April 30, 1854, aged 84 years, 4m. 


Abigail, wife Matthew Jordan, Jan. 15, 1847 — 74. 

Ephraim Alley, April 7, 1845 — 63. (Mrs. Alley, Alley's Island.) 

Nath. Jellison, May 20, 1847, 66 ; wife Betsey E., Aug. 15, 1836, 46. 

222 Inscriptions from Grave Stones. 

Joseph Moore, Jan. 9, 1842—92. 

Margaret, wife of Joseph Moore, Jr., Aug. 15, 1838 — 38. 

Joseph R. Austen, E. T., Feb. 15, 1849 — 72 — 7. 

Joseph Card, Feb. 12, 1847—39. 

Isaac Berry, Dec. 15, 1854, aged 77. (East Trenton.) 


Hannah, widow of William Heath, July 29, 1854 — 86. 

William Dix, Aug. 17, 1814—38; wife Eunice, Nov. 2, 1849—77. 

Ezra Leland, Nov. 26, 1833—57 — 10—2. 

Dea. Nathaniel Gott, Jan. 27, 1841 — 78; wife Elisabeth, May 15, 

Capt. Reuben Freeman d. Aug. 19, 1850 — 79 — 4; wife Rhoda R., 
Mar. 1, 1813, aged 39; wife Polly E., Nov. 20, 1829, aged 47; wife 
Margaret B., Feb. 2, 1856, aged 64 yrs., 11 m. (Pretty Marsh.) 


Sarah, wife of Isaiah Nash, Cherryfield, d. July 5, 1842, aged 61. 

Belinda, wife of William Nash, d. Steuben Oct. 14, 1847, aged 64. 

Zebulon Haskell d. Steuben, Sept. 3, 1831, aged 78 or 98. 

Samuel Hill d. in Sullivan, Sept. 12, 1840, aged 63. 

Peter Ayer d. Freedom, June 6, 1854, aged 64. 

Thomas Pettigrew d. Calais, July 28, 1852, aged 86 y. — 9 m. 

James Kennev d. Trescott, Mar. 17, 1853, aged 85; wife Margaret 
d. Mar. 30, 1852, aged 69. 

Consider Gins?, Rev. Soldier, d. Guilford, Feb. 18, 1843, aged 83 
years, 3 mos. ; (b. Duxbury, Mass.) 

Hannah, widow of Thomas Fellows of Wiseasset, b. there April 28, 
1771 ; d.(prob. in Bangor) Dec. 5, 1853, aged 82 years, 7 mos., 7 days. 

Isaac Crane d. Whiting, Sept. 11, 1845, aged 68. 

Gen. John Comings died in Belfast (a place near Houltou) Oct. 1, 
1849, aged 68 yrs., 9 mos. 

Jacob Bridges d. Charlotte, June 30, 1850, aged 73 yrs., 4 mos. 

Leah, widow of Abraham Tourtillot, d. Maxfield, Sept. 10, 1850, 

aged 95. 

Caleb Kingman d. Waltham, Mar. 4, 1842, aged 60. 

Joshua Moore d. Waltham, Julv 22, 1851, aged 77 v., 2 mos. 

Elisabeth, wife of John Joy, d. Franklin, Feb. 7, 1836, aged 61 y. — 
6 m. 


Millbridge, Mains. 223 


The first settlements on the Narrasruagus River were made at 
Steuben and Millbridge.* It is not easy to fix the location 
of all the first settlers as prior to incorporation the country there- 
abouts was all called Narraguagus. Major Joseph Wallace., Sen., 
was in all probability the founder of the town of Millbridge and 
the first permanent settler. He and Captains Andrew Simonton, 
Ephraim Dyer and Ebenezer Thorndike had mills in the town 
in 1769. 

Major Wallace finally settled on the lot on the east side of the 
river on the road to Fickett's Point near where the late Deacon 
William Wallace, his grandson, lived. Major Wallace and his son, 
Col. Joseph Wallace, Jr., were active men who had much to do 
with the town of Harrington, of which Millbridge was then a part. 

Benjamin Wallace, brother of Major Joseph, Senior, was an 
early settler on the lot now or lately occupied by Capt. Moses 
Wallace, his grandson, on the east side of the river. 

David Brown from Falmouth, was an early settler prior to 
1768 and took up the lot occupied by John Hutchings in 1888. 

Jesse Brown from Falmouth, brother of David, settled on 
east side near Fickett's Wharf. 

John Denbo came here early and settled on the lot next south 
of Jabez Dorman. It is said that he served in the French War 
at Louisburg, 1748, under Gen. Pepperell. He has many 
descendants in Lubec, Trescott, Whiting, Pembroke, also in 
Millbridge and Steuben, some of whom have changed the name 
to Dinsmore. Widow Dinsmore lived on the old Denbo home- 
stead in 1886. 

Jabez Dorman from Kennebunk, bought a lot of Samuel 
Plummer near Knox's Mills, July 22, 1771. His homestead was 
occupied by his descendants until within a few years and was 
occupied by Hannibal Curtis in 1888. 

/ James Grace was here early. 

* I use modern names for convenience. 


Millbridge, Maine. 


''Joseph Wallace of a place called Arroguagus,* without the bounds 
of any township, in the County of Lincoln, Mariner, sold to Mr. James 
Grace of the aforesaid place, Land and Marsh, beginning at the Hay 
road coming from the Flatt Bay and so running up Cole's Creek till you 
come to John Calvers ( ?) fell land on the North side ; Also another 
Peice of land and marsh on the southern side of y e s d Crick commonly 
called Cole's Creek for £10, 6s. 19 Oct., 1773." 


"This is a plan or Description of the Mill privilege at Arroguagus, 
owned by Capt. Ephraim Dyer, Capt. Ebenezer Thorndike, Capt. 
Joseph Wallis and Capt. Andrew Simonton, impartially surveyed by 
me July the 6th, 1769. Daniel Meruit, Surveyor." 

— Lincoln Bee, vol. 15, folio 97. 

64 rods. 


12 B. 

N. 64 rods. 

A— is the Mill. 

B — is the h of the mill privilege on the west side of the river. 

C — is the £ of the mill privilege on the east side of the river. 

E — is the piece in exchange for Allen's house lot. 

F — is the Widow Chamberlain's house. 

G — is the piece in exchange of the widow's house lot. 

• Lincoln Records, vol. 15, folio 193. 

Millbridge, Maine. 



44 Land on North Easterly side of the Narraguagus or Allaguagus 
River & — in Township No. 5, Carefully and impartially surveyed by 
Daniel Merritt, Sept. 8, 1775." 

Lincoln Bee, Vol. 12, folio 276. 















Capt. Joseph Wallis' 100 acre lot of land 
where he now dwells. 







i— i 





A— Fish Point, 
li— The Store. 
C— The Cove 
D— The House. 

226 Millbridge, Maine. 


John Foster from Halifax via Cape Elizabeth, came soon after 
the Revolutionary War and settled on the lot occupied by John 
Baily, 1888. 

Robert Knox of Narraguagus. John Foster of Southampton, 
N. Y., got an execution against him at Pownalborough Court 
first Tuesday of June, 1772, and set off store, £6, 13s., 4d. ; 
one house, £23, 15s. ; other buildings, £2, 3s. ; all on the S. E. 
part of the island called Knox Island, together with said Island 
appraised at £16, situated about a mile from Burnt Point; also 
house land and ^ of a tide mill called Wallace mill appraised at 
^£27, lis, 10d., all situate in the township of Narraguagus. 

Samuel Leighton, brother of Thomas, 2d, settled first at 
Narraguagus, then Pembroke, then Perry. 

Thomas Leighton, settled on a lot at head of Pigeon Hill Bay ; 
in possession of Joshua M. Leighton, 1888. 

Isaac Lovett, an EnglishmaD, came here w T ith Major Joseph 
Wallace and w 7 as his clerk for several years. He married and 
has descendants. 

William McNiel was here Jan. 3, 1772, when he sold out to 
Theodore Leighton land west side of Mill River for £10. 

— Lincoln Records, vol. 10, p. 110. 

Josiah Sawyer from Cape Elizabeth, came here 1762-3 and 
settled near the river. Has many descendants. 

John Small from Cape Elizabeth about 1763-4. He settled 
on a lot below the Creek near the Methodist meeting house. 

Deacon Joseph Strout from Cape Elizabeth, came early and 
settled at Back Bay near Granny's Neck, now known as Pink- 
ham's Island. 

Jeremiah Strout from Cape Elizabeth, came probably with 
Joseph. Nathaniel and James Strout here were probably sons of 
Jeremiah or Joseph. 

Stephen Young, here early ; millwright. He sold June 2, 
1773, to Joseph Wallace three lots of land on Narraguagus River 
and Jg- part of a double saw mill known and called the "Free- 
town Mill " on the same river. 

— Lincoln Records, vol. 11, folio 256. 

An Old Penobscot Lumberman, Laivrence Costigan. 227 



Familiarly known as Larry CostigaD. He came to Bangor with 
his family in 1795 from Clinton and in 1796 moved to Sunkhaze, 
now Costigan Station and post office, North Milford, near Costi- 
gan Brook, being the first settler there. His homestead was near 
where Stephen C. Higgins now lives. He and his sons, and I 
may say grandsons, were the kings of ox teamsters on Penobscot 
River. He was originally a squatter, as about all the first settlers 
were, up river. He was always at law with somebody and seems 
to have spent his substance in that pursuit. He was a plaintiff 
in the first case on the Docket of Penobscot County. 

Amos Patten of Bangor, crot an execution against him July 
term, 1817, for $96.58, and set off a part of his homestead to 
satisfy it — eight acres valued at $116.45. 

Thomas Rice of Augusta, (M. C), sued him and his son on an 
old debt November, 1816, and attached all his cattle, one cow, 
two calves, one yearling and some grain and some land. July, 
1817, Rice got an execution for $163.07. Jacob McGaw, as 
attorney for Rice, directed Sheriff Josiah Brewer to commit the 
defendants to Castine jail if they did not pay. Brewer sold the 
property July 11, 1817 : One cow to John Dudley, $13.50; two 
calves to John Laughlin, $12.00; one yearling to same, $15.00; 
$40.50 in the whole. 

The real estate was appraised by Park Holland, Stephen Kim- 
ball and Mark Trafton at $157.38. The officers' fees were : 

Percentage on $163.07, $ 5.28 

Travel 16 miles, .64 

Ferry age, .25 

Justice Fees, 2.15 

Appraisers, 8.26 

Register's Fees, 1.25 

Keeping one cow from Nov. 11, 1816, to July 11, 1817, 15.00 

Keeping one cow (heifer) same, 12.00 

Keeping two calves same, 10.00 

Threshing wheat and oats, 2.50 


Patrick Costigan died 1816-17. Thomas A. Hill of Bangor, 

228 Son. Stephen P. Brown, of Dover, Me. 

was appointed administrator on his estate July 9, 1817. I think 

this is the same man. Children : 

i. William, moved to Burlington prior to 1S35 and died there; m. 
Rebecca Ay res, December, 1S00. Son William Costigan d. in 
Burlington,* June 28. 1871. aged GS years, 4 mos., 15 days. 

ii. Frank Costigax, lived in Burlington and Grand Falls; went West. 

iii. Hosea R. Costigax, lived in Passadumkeag; moved West. 

iv. Charles, d. in Lowell, Me. 


He was son of Stephen and Mary (Pearson*) Brown of Bucks- 
port, born there 12 Nov., 1807. Stephen Brown of Weare, N. 
H., in. Mary Pearson of Byfield, Mass., 23 Aug., 1803, and 
moved to Bucksport the same year. Brown was a woolen manu- 
facturer and the Pearson family also, and had been from 1643 
down. Stephen P. Brown went to Byfield, Newbury, to learn the 
same business with his mother's relatives. He went to Dover in 
1830 and took charge of the Piscataquis Manufacturing Company's 
mill, which was projected by the English proprietors of the town 
and incorporated March 6, 1829. 

In 1837 the mill made cassimeres which were hauled to Bangor 
by ox team and from thence carried by sailing vessel to Philadel- 
phia where they were sold by commission merchants. In 1840 
the mill burned down and Mr. Brown bought out the other own- 
ers and erected a new mill which eventually contained three sets 
of machinery. In 1866 he commenced to build a new mill for six 
sets of machinery. He married in Dover, 30 March, 1833, Mary 
Perkins, daughter of James and Mary (Sinclair) Foss of Mere- 
dith, N. H. Mr. Brown was a worthy and honored citizen and 
filled several positions of trust with credit to himself and his 
town. He died 22 July, 1867. Mrs. Brown died Nov. 16, 1882. 

Three children : 

i. Celissa, b. 21 Dec., 1833; m. Hon. Samuel F. Humphrey; now resides 

in Bangor. 
ii. Stephen O., b. 21 Nov., 1841. Superintendent of Factories at Dover. 

Senator, etc. ; married. 
iii. Susan Abby, b. Dec. 29, 184S; unmarried. 

* John Pearson, ancestor of Mary, went to Rowley in 1643 and built the 

first fulling mill in America, and the business has been continued by hi* descendants 
down to the present time. He or his sou Benjamin built a grist mill, also a house in 
1684, of hewn oak plank, which has been occupied by his descendants continuously and 
is, or was a few years ago, in fair repair. 

Old Fox Island Deeds, 1771. 229 




Job Philbrook of Fox Island, yeoman, to Zebulon Howland of do., 
do., land " on Great Fox Island, so called, joining on the thurerfare, 
44 beginning at place called Burch Island, and running round the Shore 
44 Westerly and Southerly to a place called Oter Creek then running 
44 Northerly across a Neck, and so running Northerly by the Shore, 
44 to the first mentioned Bounds ; as also one other Tract or parcel of 
44 Land on said Fox Island, beginning at a Cove, on the Northerly Side 
44 of Pleasant River, so called, about Eighty Poles below the upper falls, 
44 and running Northerly across a Neck of Land to Seele Bay, on the 
44 Eastern Side of a certain Island called Long Island; and Northerly 
44 down said Island to the Northerly End ; then running Southerly up 
44 said Island, by the side of Pleasant River, till they come to the first 
44 mentioned Bounds." 

9th November, 1771. — Lincoln Deeds, 9> 82. 


Zebulon Howland of Fox Island to Job Philbrook of do., Land on 
Great Fox Island t4 Beginning at the Upper Falls on Pleasant River so 
44 called on the Southerlv Side at a Pine Tree marked J. P. and running 
44 in the "Woods from said Tree to the head of Pleasant River Marsh, 
44 so called, then running East till they come within half a Mile to the 
44 Isle of holt Bay, so called, then running Southerly to the Sea Shore 
44 to a Fir Tree marked J. P. then running Easterly and Northerly 
44 round the Shore by the Isle of holt Bay to the mouth of Pleasant 
44 River and running Southerly by the Eastern Side of Long Island 
44 belonging Zebulon Howland to a certain Cove about Eighty Poles 
44 below the upper Falls on pleasant River, including all the Islands 
44 laying in Seal Bay being within said Compass, then running Southerly 
44 to the first mentioned Bounds." 

9th November, 1771. — Lincoln Deeds, 9, 85. 


VICE PRESIDENT, &c, 1788. 

Nov. 4. Electors of Pres., V. Pres., Senators and Rep. in Cong. 
Ordered by the Gen. Court that the electors be chosen by the joint bal- 
lot of the two houses out of the two highest in each Rep. Dist. to meet 
in Boston and vote for P. and V. P. 1st Wed. Feb. 1789. The 2 Sena- 
tors be chosen by the two Houses, each a negative on the other. The 
Court be divided into 8 Dist. each Dist. to choose one Rep. to Con^. 
19 Dec. next. 3 Eastern Counties, one, returns to be made to the Gov. 
and Council. 

One elector to be chosen in each Dist. 2 at large. 

1788. Mint am't of coin struck off £939. 

Cumberland (Portland) Gaz. Nov. 20. 


Eastport and Lubec. 


Eastport was incorporated June 24, 1798. It comprised Moose 
Island, Dudley Island and the Isle of Patmos and also township 
No. Eight. Lubec, which was No. Eight, was incorporated into 
a separate town June 12, 1811. I give the original grantees of 
Moose Island by the General Court 1791,* with date of their 

James Cochran, 1772 
John Shackford, 1783 
William Clark, 1772 
Joseph Clark, 1772 
Nathaniel Clark, 1785 
William Crow, 1772 
Stephen Fountain, 1784 
William Hammond, 1783 
Caleb Boynton, Jr., 1784 
Moses Norwood, 1785 
Solomon May bee, 1788 
Jacob Lincoln, 1790 

Samuel Tuttle, 1772 
Caleb Boynton, 1774 
John McGuire, 1780 
Henry Bowen, 1774 
William Goudv, 1783 
William Ricker, 1774 
Reuben Ricker, 1774 
Paul Johnson, 1782 
William Clark, 1783 
Richard Hall, 1790 
James Carter, 1788 

Robert Bell, 1785 

The first permanent settler on the Island was probably James 
Cochran. Gen. Rufus Putnam and Park Holland were there in 
the summer of 1784. Gen. Putnam in his journal* states that 
they "only found one family living on the (Moose) Island, 
Conklin by name," who was the same as Cochran, who died prior 
to 1790. The other grantees were nearly all fishermen and the 
dates .given represent their first arrival on the Island. Later in 
1784 others came. Samuel Tuttle, John Shackford, Caleb Boyn- 
ton, Ephraim Fenno and Joseph Bridges were there in 1785 and 
1787 but did not remain. 

census of 1790.* 
The first column of figures represent the number of males over 

sixteen years ; the second those under ; the third the number of 


John Allen, 




William Goudy, 




Andrew Bowman, 




Samuel Huckings, 




Perez Burr, 


Richard Hall, 




William Bell, 




Alexander Hacket, 



Henry Bowen, 




William H amnion, 



Caleb Boynton, 



James Johnson, 


Thomas Beaman, 




Thomas Jenkins, 



* History of Eastport, page 491. 

* History of Eastport, page 496. 

JSastport and Lubec. 


Caleb Bovnton, Jr., 11 

William Clark, 3 3 

James Cochran, 1 2 

William Clark, 3 1 

Joseph Clark, 2 1 

Nathaniel Clark, 2 1 

John Carl, 1 4 

James Carter, 1 

Henry Clark, 1 

Edward Coombs, 1 1 
Lewis F. Delesdernier, 1 

Gideon Delesdernier, 1 

Nathaniel Denbow, 3 

Thomas Dexter, 1 

John Durney, 1 

John Foster, 4 

Widow Flagg, 1 

Stephen Fountain, 1 

Jacob Gove, 1 

Nathaniel Goddard, 2 








2 3 






Paul Johnson, 




John Kent, 




James Kelly, 




John Kent, 


Henry Longmaid, 




John McGregor, 




Elias May bee, 


Solomon Maybee, 



Morgan Owen, 




Dominicus Rumery, 


William Rumery, 




William Ramsdell, 




Benjamin Reynolds, 




James Ramsdell, 



Ebenezer Ramsdell, 




Isaac Ramsdell, 


William Ricker, 




William Simpson, 




John Shackford, 




John Simpson, 






Of the families named in the census I judge the following lived 

in what is now Lubec, viz. : 

Perez Burr, Paul Johnson, 

Benjamin Reynolds, John Kent, 

Nath'l Denbow or Dinsmore, Henry Longmaid, 

John Durney, John McGregor, 

John Foster, Dominicus Rumery, 

Thomas Jenkins, William Rumery, 
and all the Ramsdells and probably the Delesderniers. 

232 Legislation for the Suppression of Intemperance* 


It is proposed in this paper to give some account of Temper- 
ance Legislation in Maine, with notes and statistics relating 

When Maine was constituted a state in 1820, the theory of all 
legislation relating to intemperance was that a well regulated 
License Law was what was most needed. 

The first law in this state was : 

"An Act for the regulation of Innkeepers, Retailers and Common 
Victuallers. Approved Mar. 20, 1821." 

This was a License Law, which provided for licenses to suitable 
persons. No liquors were to be sold to minors, common drunk- 
ards, common tipplers, or common gamesters, and no licensed 
persons were to have on their premises dice, cards, bowls, bil- 
liards, quoits, or other implements of gambling. 

Up to 1851 a few amendments were made to the law, but no 
attempts were made to change it, except that in 1838 six petitions 
were sent to the Legislature asking for a new law. 

THE LAW OF 1851. 

In the election of 1850 the votes for Governor were : 

John Hubbard, Democrat, 41,203 

. William G. Crosby, Whig, 32,120 

George F. Talbot, Free Soil, 7,267 

Scattering, 75 

The Senate was composed of 26 Democrats and 5 Whigs ; the 

House had 93 Democrats, 53 Whigs and 4 Free Soil. 

The session of the Legislature began May 14 and continued to 

June 3, and only ten bills of a public nature were passed. Early 

in the session petitions for the " Suppression of Intemperance" 

were presented from the following towns : 


5 Gardiner, 


Waldoborough, 1 


2 Dresden, 


Bath, 1 


2 Frankfort, 


Dennysville, 1 


2 Gray, 


Cumberland, 1 


2 Windbara, 


Hallowell, 1 


1 Richmond, 


Monmouth, 1 


1 Sidney, 


Pittston, 1 

Lewiston, Auburn 

and Danville, 1 













Free Soil. 








Free Soil. 

Legislation for the Suppression of Intemperance. 235 

The six petitions of 1838 were taken from the files also. All 
these petitions were referred to a " Joint Select Committee on 
Petitions for Suppression of Intemperance," composed of: 

William R. Porter of Yarmouth, 
Robert A. Chapman of Bethel, 
Samuel C. Adams of Newtield, 
Noah Smith, Jr., of Calais, 
Aaron Quiniby of Westbrook, 
Ezekiel Holmes of Winthrop, 
Alden Chase of Woodstock, 
Jesse H. Nickerson of Orrington, 
Alfred L. Berry of Georgetown, 
Oliver Sewall of Chesterville, 

May 27, this Committee, by Noah Smith, Jr., chairman of the 

House, unanimously reported a bill : 

"An Act for the suppression of drinking houses and tippling shops." 

Five hundred copies of the bill were ordered to be printed. 
(House Bill No. 2.) May 27 the bill was taken up in the House 
and with but very little discussion passed to be engrossed by a 
vote of yea 104, nay 27, and May 30 it passed the Senate, 24 yea, 
10 no i and was approved by Governor John Hubbard June 2, 

1 give the following statement from a trustworthy source. 

It was an attempt in answer to public demands to procure 
further legislation to suppress intemperance. It had got into 
politics for the first time. The Whigs nearly all favored the bill. 
The Democrats were divided ; some opposed the bill at every 
stage, some favored it as a " political necessity," and others upon 
its merits. Anson P. Morrill, Land Agent, and a Democrat and 
a host in himself, used his great influence in its favor, and to him 
is due the credit of the passage of the bill. Other men have 
claimed the credit and have received great honors therefor, but 
they were pigmies in legislation compared to him. It passed the 
House, therefore, by a much larger majority than was anticipated, 
and the Senate, determined not to be outgeneralled by the House, 
passed it, expecting that the Governor would veto it. Gov. Hub- 
bard did not believe in the bill, but as the Legislature had passed 
it he determined not to be made a scapegoat of, and approved it. 

I have seen it stated by a distinguished temperance advocate 

234 Legislation for the Suppression of Intemperance. 

(noted for his intemperate, loose and extravagant statements), 

that Gov. Hubbard was *' thrown overboard by the Democratic 

party because he signed the bill," when, as a matter of fact, he 

was renominated and elected. 


The Bangor Whig of June 9, whose editor was that life long 

temperance man, John S. Sayward, said: 

" The new law is stringent * * * and the extreme of law demanded 
by those who have confidence in law. * * * Observation and experi- 
ence have not given us great confidence in the favorable effect of law 
for the suppression of intemperance. 


Gov. William G. Crosby, Whig, in his Address said that " a 
statute whose provisions cannot be enforced in the courts of law, 

although sustained by the moral sentiment of the people, is a dead 

letter on the statute book." 


Gov. Lot M. Morrill, Maine Law, and Know Nothing, in his 

Address said : 

41 This important statute has not had a fair trial. * * * Executive 
officers have been culpably negligent in seeing it enforced." 

Gov. Samuel Wells, Democrat, in his Address said : 

64 Many well meaning persons have approved of the existing law, 
believing it to be the best instrumentality to advance a good cause ; it 
seems to me that they have done so without a thorough examination 
and understanding and that no unprejudiced man * * * can sanction 
its tyrannical details." 

The same year a law was passed, approved April 7, 1856 : 

"An Act to regulate the sale of Intoxicating Liquors, &c." 

This law virtually repealed the Prohibitory law of 1851 and 

established a ''License Law." 

Gov. Hannibal Hamlin, Republican, in his Address said ** that 

no law can stand the test of time which does not meet the support 

of a deliberate and enlightened judgment." 

Gov. Lot M. Morrill, Republican, in his Address said that "the 
prevalence of intemperance consequent upon the nearly unre- 
stricted traffic is just cause for Public alarm." 

Legislation for the Suppression of Intemperance. 235 

The same year a law was passed, approved Mar. 25, 1858, 
repealing the License Law of 1856 and re-establishing the Pro- 
hibitory Law of 1851, and a few days later, Mar. 29, 1858, An 
Act was passed " to ascertain the will of the people concerning 
the sale of Intoxicating Liquors." The act provided for a vote 
of the people, June 1, 1858, on two propositions: First, on the 
"License Law"* of 1856 ; if a majority voted in its favor it was 
to be the law. Second, on the "Prohibitory law" of March 25, 
1858 ; if a majority voted for this, then the law of 1856 was to be 
repealed and the law of 1858 was to stand. 

The vote on the two propositions stood : 

For the License Law, 5,912 

For the Prohibitory Law, 28,864 

Whole number of votes, 34,776 

and the Prohibitory Law stood. 

The vote for Governor the same year was : 

Lot M. Morrill, Republican, 60,380 

Manasseh H, Smith, Democrat, 52,440 

Scattering, 35 

Whole number, 112,898 


A Resolve providing for taking a vote of the people to amend 
the Constitution by providing that no Intoxicating Liquors shall 
be sold or manufactured in the State. Approved Feb. 21, 1883. 

At the annual election, Sept. 8, 1884, the vote stood: 

Yeas, 70,783 

Nays, 23,811 

94,594 And it was adopted. 

The vote for Governor the same year was : 

\\ Frederick Robie, Republican, 78,318 

John B. Redman, Democrat, 58,954 

Temperance and Scattering, 3,643 


Whole number, 140,915 


t * In the Act these two laws were designated as the " License Law of 1856," and the 

"Prohibitory Law of 1858." 

236 Legislation for the Suppression of Intemperance. 


Col. William T. Eustis, Prohibitory candidate for Governor, 
1882 and 1884, said that he believed that Prohibition in this State 
bad in the main been a failure, and that intemperance was on the 
increase in every town in the State. Col. Eustis is and has been 
a commercial traveller for many years, and has had unusual 
opportunities to judge. 

Jordan Rand, of Lisbon, said that intemperance was on the 
increase and that the sale of liquors was not decreasing, and that 
rum shops were open all over the State. 

Rev. S. H. Beal, of Knox, said that intemperance was on the 
increase in the State. 

Judge O. C. Hall said, he did not believe that men could be 
reformed by law. 

Hon. B. C. Torsey, of Readfield, said he had often thought that 
in some towns and cities seventy-five per cent, of the male popu- 
lation above sixteen years of age drank something, from beer up. 

Gen. Neal Dow said prohibition had been a success. The sale 
of liquor had not been one-twentieth of what it was before pro- 
hibition ; there is not one single fact to justify the statement that 
the Maine liquor law is a failure ; and he also said that we had 
not law enough to drive out rum ! 

Gov. Robie in his Address said that in 1884 there were 818 
prosecutions for violation of the Prohibitory Law and 163 for vio- 
lation of the Nuisance Law ; and for the last six years an average 

of 588 each year. 


In 1889 the Portland Press said : 

We regret to observe that Gen. Neal Dow is furnishing arguments 
both to the friends and the foes of the Massachusetts prohibition 
amendment. Its friends quote this from a letter recently written by 
Mm to the Brooklyn Eagle : 

"In more than three- fourths of our [Maine] territory, containing far 
more than three-fourths of our people, the traffic is practically unknown. 
Jin entire generation has grown up there, never having seen a rum shop or 
the results of one.'' " 

And the same year he wrote to the Lewiston Journal that : 

•' For more than twenty years I have been to every Legislature in 
Elaine, often with hundreds of petitions, asking for such amendments 


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Legislation for the Suppression of Intemperance* 237 

to the law as would make it thoroughly effective. These efforts have 
always failed, and the grog shops keep on pretty much as they did twenty 
years ago." 


In 1852 Anson G. Chandler was an Anti-Maine Law candidate 
for Governor and received 21,774 votes out of 94,707. 

In 1853 Anson P. Morrill was a Maine Law candidate for 
Governor and received 11,027 votes out of 83,627. 

In 1854 Anson P. Morrill was a Maine Law and Know Nothing 
candidate and received 44,565 votes out of 90,633. 

In 1855 Anson P. Morrill was the first Republican candidate 
for Governor and received 51,441 votes out of 110,477. 

From the organization of the Republican party down to the 
present time it has been the only real Prohibitory party in the 
State. It has put Prohibition into its platforms and into the laws. 
A majority of the party have really believed in the principle ; a 
minority who did not believe in it submitted to it asa " political 
necessity," and for other reasons. The Democratic party r , as a 
party, have been opposed to it, while a few of its members have 
been Prohibitionists, but not enough so to prevent their voting 
the regular ticket. The party now known as the Prohibitory 
', party did not have an organization until 1880-2, although N. G. 

' Hichborn ran as a candidate for Governor on a Temperance ticket 

in 1869, receiving 4,735 votes out of 

In 1882 the Prohibitory party organized and ran two candidates 
for Governor ; since that time they have had a regular nomina- 
tion* This party does not seem to have gained the public confi- 
dence. It has suffered through some of its leaders, who have 
been men of unsavory reputation, in war and peace, morally, 
financially, socially and otherwise. They have abused everybody 
who did not agree with their methods ; churches, courts, and the 
j other parties have been condemned by them without discrimiua- 

? tion. They have had for some years as an Annex, the Woman's 

Christian Temperance Union and the result in votes for their can- 
didate for Governor has been : 



381 votes. 


2,981 Totes. 


1,151 votes. 


3,864 votes. 



1 * • 


3,868 votes. 


2,733 votes. 

238 Legislation for the Suppression of Intemperance. 

What a result ! This party as a factor in Temperance Legisla- 
tion or in the Suppression of Intemperance, has not beeu of the 
slightest usefulness — not so much as the "fifth wheel of a coach." 
Their methods have been no more honest than those of the other 
parties, and that may not be saying much. 


Since its passage in 1851, has had many amendments. Many 
more have been asked for, which have been refused, and all 
degrees of punishment have been demanded except capital pun- 
ishment. " There is law enough ou the statute books to stop the 
sale of intoxicating liquors iu the State." So savs an eminent 
judge. The law has been spasmodically and partially enforced 
when public opinion demanded it, and not otherwise. On the 
average about 900 indictments a year have been reported for the 
last twenty years; and about the same number of licenses have 
been granted by the United States government each year in the 
State* The business seems to continue notwithstanding prosecu- 
tions and indictments. 


The sales at the State Agency for the last four years is reported 

as follows : 

Aug. 1, 1891, to Dec. 1, 1891, $40,840 35 

Dec. 1, 1891, to Dec. 1, 1892, 138,839 38 

Dec. 1, 1892, to Dec. 1, 1893, 130,812 29 

Dec. 1, 1883, to Dec. 1, 1884, 69,150 03 

The liquors sold at the State Agency are as good as sold else- 
where. The " hue and cry" against the Agency has been going 
on ever since it w r as started, by outside liquor dealers. 


This was the object of the law of 1851. Has intemperance 

been suppressed in this State? This is a difficult question to 

answer. The statistics relating to drunkenness are unreliable. 

They do not cover the case, as the great majority of arrests are 

not reported. The census of Maine for 

1820 was 297,839 

1890 was 661,086 

Probably drunkenness in this State has, on the average, 

decreased ; in the country largely so. Law has not accomplished 

Massachusetts Law in the Nineteenth Century. 239 

* it. Law does not suppress or reform, but punishes and in some 

cases prevents. The prime factors in the suppression of intem- 
perance in the State are the Churches, W. C. T. U., Sons of 
Temperance and other like organizations, who have pursued the 
even tenor of their way outside of law and politics, without the 
blowing of trumpets. Public opinion is the most important 
thins: needed. 

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In 1894 certain officials of the Old Colony Railroad Company 
"incited a riot" in Abington under orders from the Company. 
As a matter of fact it was an attempt to bulldoze, by a great cor- 
poration. The officials were tried and convicted in the Superior 
Court for Plymouth County, and found guilty, and instead of 
being sentenced to Jail as common criminals would have been, 
they were sent to the House of Correction. At this distance it 
looks as though the Superior officers should have been tried. 
The Railroad Company asked the Executive Council to pardon 
their officials on the ground that they only obeyed orders ; and 
others asked for pardon on the ground that they had been pun- 
ished enough. The Council by the vote of Lieut. Governor Wol- 
cott, to his lasting credit, refused the pardon. The Railroad 
Company again asked for a pardon and was heard Jan. 17, 1895, 
and the Council voted in favor, six to three ! And this is Massa- 
chusetts Law in the Nineteenth Century ! 



By a Resolve of the General Court, approved March 8, 1787, 
it was : 

Resolved, That the twenty mile Falls, so called, in Androscoggin River 
being about twenty nnles from Brunswick Great Falls, so called, be and 
thereby are hereby considered the uppermost falls, called the Upper- 
most Great Falls in Androscogsio river, referred to in the deed from 
Werumbee and six other Indian Sagamores, confirming the right of 
\ Richard Wharton and Thomas Purchase, executed July 7, 1684. 

240 Intemperance as a Factor in Crime in Maine. 


Crime and its causes differs in Maine from other States. We 
have but little organized crime, such as there is elsewhere, where 
they have organizations as perfect as in any other business. 

1 believe the facts will bear me out in the statement that there 
is less Crime in this State, according to population, than in any 
other State in the Union, with possibly one exception. 

The common belief is that Intemperance is the prime cause of 
all crime in this State. Public opinion has been educated up to 
this view of the case in a variety of ways. In criminal cases 
where it can be made to do service, attorneys instruct their clients 
to plead intoxication, and that is the stock argument for the 
defense in many cases. 

I have heard attorneys in pardon cases before the Governor 
and Council use the same line of argument, when it was utterly 
false. I once heard the Governor inform an attorney that " if 
the statement was true he should consider it an additional cause 
for punishment and not mitigation of a crime." 

In the vast majority of cases of criminals sent to the State 
Prison, Intemperance is a small factor. I have a list of persons 
before me who were committed to prison for murder and man- 
slaughter and were there in 1880 and up to 1888, 1 think fifty-five 
in number. I knew them all, and they knew me, and with the 
assistance of the officers of the Prison I made a careful study of 
many of their cases and I am satisfied that not ten per cent, of 
them were caused by Intemperance. In the lower grade of 
crimes the ratio was larger. Some of the criminals in the larger 
crimes against property were total abstainers or very moderate 

In the Jails — and I was familiar with them all for eisrht vears — 
was found a different state of things. There you find Intoxication 
as a crime with all its entailed misery on persons, the home and 
the family. 

In 1894 theie were committed to the Jails of the State 2,808 
persons for Intoxication, and for several years previous the annual 
number of those in prison for the same crime must have been 
over 1,500. This does not, of course, include the multitude of 

A Famous Law Suit. 1765-1766. 241 

cases not of record. What crime did all these men commit out- 
side of Intoxication? To ask the question is to answer it. Jan. 
1, 1895, there were about sixty prisoners in the Penobscot County 
Jail, and outside of the crime of Intoxication, there were not 
more than three persons confined for crime, that was caused by 

Law does not seem to suppress Intemperance. Did it ever 
reform a man? If not, it is honest to say so. 



Resolve, Appointing a Committee to lav out 100 acres of laud to each 
settler in Township No. 8. (which was then what is now Eastport and 
Lubec.) Approved Jane IS, 1791. 

Resolved, that John Allan. Esq.. and Messrs. William Ramsdell and 
Benjamin Reynolds of Seward's Neck : Lewis Frederick Delesdernier, 
of Frederick Island: Joseph Clark and Nathaniel Goddard of Mocse 
Island ; be a Committee to lay out lands in said township to settlers. 

June 30, 17&'i. James Coekran was substituted on the Committee for 
Nathaniel Goddard. 

A FAMOUS LAW SUIT, 1765-1766. 

[See page 1S3-] 

Rev. Henry O. Thayer, who is authority on Kennebec histori- 
cal matters, writes under date of Dec. 4, 1894. that he thinks the 
Falls of Xe^uamkike were at Vassalborou£h ; that he doubts if 
the Plymouth Colouy ever made so extensive a claim under Brad- 
ford's sale ; that he doubts if there was any dispute about the 
title in that century ; that the Patent lay dormant from King 
Phillip's war to 174$ ; that the dispute about titles came up after 
1750; that Fort Richmond was built by the government, and 
Fort Frankfort by the proprietors with government: and that the 
Clark and Lake claim was settled by their heirs or agents ; that 
"Gutch" was the proper spelling of the name. Elkins, his son- 
in-law, entered upon the claim 1718, others about 1732 ; James 
Shepard was probably James Seargent ; that by some process the 
suit was carried to the King in Council, but as far as seen, 
nothing came of it. 

242 Whiting, Maine. 


Township No. 12 in the bay of Passamaquoddy, was granted to 
John Allan, March 27, 1788, on condition that he pay £300 
before March 1, 1795, and that six thousand acres be reserved 
for settlers already on the town, and 3,950 acres to be laid out to 
certain persons for services during the late war, viz : 
Lewis F. Delesdernier, 1000 acres, Gideon Delesdernier, 150 acres. 

James Avery, 

500 a. 

Joseph Dillaway, 

100 a. 

William Albee, 

500 a. 

Doctor Edwards, 

100 a. 

John Preble, 

500 a. 

Davis Bryan, 

100 a. 

Elijah Ayer, ' 

200 a. 

Jonathan Nyles, 

100 a. 

Josiah Flagg, 

• 150 a. 

Josiah Libby, 

100 a. 

Samuel Runnels, 

150 a. 

Bartholomew Brian, 

100 a. 

Thomas Harvey, 100 a. 

Jan. 30, 1790, a Resolve was passed granting lands to settlers, 

to be laid out so as best to include their improvements, viz : 

Major Lemuel Trescott, 200 acres, Issachar Nickerson, 100 acres, 
Col. John Crane, 200 a. Jabez Huntly, Jr., 100 a. 

John Dowling, 100 a. David Gardner, 100 a. 

Assigns of 
Amaziah Howe, 100 acres, Benajah Ackley, 100 acres, 

George Peck, 100 acres. 


[See page 173 of this Volume.] 

Hannah, the eldest daughter of Manasseh Smith, married Col. 
Samuel S. Sevey of Wiscasset, 1793, and resided there. She 
died 30 Jan., 1863, aged 88 ; he died 15 May, I860, aged 90. 

William D. Patterson. 




The First Prohibitory Law in Maine was approved June 2, 

1851, and went into effect July 2, 1851. Neal Dow was then 

Mayor of Portland and William Pitt Fessenden City Solicitor. 

Mr. Dow issued the following order : 

" Mayor's Office, ) 

Portland, June 30, 1851. ) 
Wm. P. Fessenden, Esq., City Solicitor: 

Dear Sir : — I shall give the Marshal directions to call on you for 
counsel and aid in managing any prosecutions which we may have to 
carry on against Rumsellers. My opinion is that a very few convictions 
will be sufficient to extirpate that traffic from the city ; and I am empow- 
ered by the City Council to employ all proper means to effect that 
object. Very respectfully yours. 

Neal Dow, Mayor." 

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